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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
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Rebecca Skloot
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eng
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Title
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2010.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
  • Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Science Book for High School Readers, 2011.
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340706
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 174.2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC265.6.L24
LC item number
S55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Rebecca Skloot
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
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Also published in Paperback ed. : by Broadway paperbacks, 2010
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn326529053
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Dimensions
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Extent
p.
Isbn
9781400052172
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2009031785

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