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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot - 11 edition

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca Skloot (ISBN10: 0330533444; ISBN13: 9780330533447)
ISBN13: 978-0330533447
ISBN10: 0330533444

Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, T ...show morehe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksis an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. 'A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book' Hilary Mantel, Guardian‘A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice’ Metro'A fine book... a gripping read...The book has deservedly been a huge bestseller in the US. It should be here, too' Sunday Times ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 11
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Pan Books
Published: 01/28/2011
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Great Britian 2011 Soft cover 1st Edition Very Good Book. 8h x 5w. First British edition so must read with British accent. Has "1" present in number line. Has full color photo section in center. Her ...show more name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells-taken without her knowledge-became a multimillion dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. ...show less
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