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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot  Author

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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

English

ISBN: 1400052181

EAN: 9781400052189

Category: Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies/Health & Fitness / Diseases / Cancer/Science / Life Sciences / Cell Biology/Medical / Ethics/Medical / Oncology/Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Release Date: 03/08/2011

Synopsis: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henriettas cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family cant afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medici≠ of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

Awards: Ambassador Book Awards – null  American Library Association Notable Books – null  Audie Award – null  Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award – null  Black-Eyed Susan Book Award – null  Library Journal Best Books of the Year – null  Los Angeles Times Book Prizes – null  New York Times Notable Books of the Year – null  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year – null 

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Illustrated: Yes

Format: Paperback

Height: 1.05 inches

Width: 5.15 inches

Length: 7.99 inches

Weight: 15.24 oz

Pages: 400