The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

Henrietta Lacks had no idea that her cells would lead to science's greatest medical breakthroughs, nor did her family have any idea that her cells are still be alive today. Skloot explores the ethics of the scientists who first used Lacks's cells and discovered that they would live forever, as well as the impact of the family's discovery that her cells were alive and being used without the family's permission.

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