The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

. . Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world for ever.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

With an introduction by author of The Tidal Zone, Sarah Moss 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 . . . Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world for ever. 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. Now a HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rebecca Skloot
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-07 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

With an introduction by author of The Tidal Zone, Sarah Moss 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.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Rebecca Skloot
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03 - Publisher: Turtleback

For use in schools and libraries only. Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling numerous medical and scientific discoveries.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Rebecca Skloot
Categories: African American women
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-15 - Publisher: Picador

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, NOW AN HBO FILM STARRING OPRAH WINFREY & ROSE BYRNE"No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book" Hilary Mantel, The GuardianHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black
Summary and Analysis of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Language: en
Pages: 30
Authors: Worth Books
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-10 - Publisher: Open Road Media

So much to read, so little time? Get an in-depth summary of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the #1 bestseller about science, race, and medical ethics. For decades, scientists have been using “HeLa” cells in biological research, from developing the polio vaccine and studying the nature of cancer to
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Sparknotes Literature Guide
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Sparknotes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-06 - Publisher: Spark Notes

Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes give you just what you need to succeed in school: Complete Plot Summary and Analysis Key Facts About the Work Analysis of Major Characters Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Explanation of Important Quotations Author's Historical Context Suggested Essay Topics 25-Question Review Quiz The

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