The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Henrietta Lacks, as HeLa, is known to present-day scientists for her cells from cervical cancer. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells were taken without her knowledge and still live decades after her death. Cells descended from her may weigh more than 50M metric tons. HeLa cells were vital for developing the...

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Title:The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Author:Rebecca Skloot
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ISBN:1400052173
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:370 pages