The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Release Date : 02 February 2010
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Categories : Science
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0307589382
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307589385
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Synopsis : The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks written by Rebecca Skloot, published by Broadway Books which was released on 02 February 2010. Download The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.