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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Paperback)

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So much more than a science or history book, this ground-breaking work and runaway bestseller is already considered a classic. It touches on issues of race, class, health care, law, body ownership, genealogy, information gathering and sharing. Sounds like it's ripped from today's headlines? The best history books always sound that way.

— Andrew

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“HeLa cells have been the source of profound advancements in medical, biological and genetic research, but up until now the story of Henrietta Lacks and her legacy has never been heard. Her story served as the spur for reform movements in medical ethics and patient privacy, and Skloot shares the details with both candor and sensitivity.”
— John Clukey, Sam Weller's Books, Salt Lake City, UT



Product Details
ISBN: 9780330533447
Publisher: Pan Publishing
Publication Date: January 1st, 2011