IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

By: SKLOOT, REBECCA

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Three Rivers Press 3/8/2011. New paperback.


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Now an HBO(R) 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.

Title: IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Author Name: SKLOOT, REBECCA

Categories: Black History, History, African-American History Month, Science & Technology,

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 1400052181

ISBN Number 13: 9781400052189

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: .

lbs: 0.94 lbs

Seller ID: 9781400052189N