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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
Adult Nonfiction RC265.6.L24 S55 2010

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Avatar for Augsburg Park Library Augsburg Park Library said:
A true and moving story of the death of a young mother, her daughter's struggle to come to terms with her loss, scientific advancement, and the rights of individuals (and families) to control their own DNA and tissue samples.
posted Jan 16, 2014 at 2:31PM
Avatar for MediumDebbi MediumDebbi said:
This TRUE story is one of the most interesting, well written and touching books I have read thus far this year!! Touching on scientific ethics,social equality and health insurance issues, it is inspiring, shocking and thoroughly engrossing!! Highly recommended!
posted Oct 5, 2012 at 11:26AM
Avatar for Laura P. Laura P. said:
Facinating and frightening story first of a poor woman and her family and also of science, research and bioethics. Amazing to think that just a few decades ago, some people thought it was ok to experiment on others without their knowledge or consent. Also, who would think that some cancer cells are so relentless that they could continue to grow and multiply for over 50 years. The easiest thing to believe is that the family of Henrietta Lacks never knew the extent of the use by researchers of their mother’s cells. Amazing and enlightening. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself running to the internet to learn more.
posted Oct 14, 2011 at 4:29PM
Winter Jackets at Linden Hills said:
An important story that needs to be told.
posted Mar 16, 2011 at 3:15PM
Westonka Winter Jackets Recommends said:
Heart-breaking - yet amazing!
posted Feb 28, 2011 at 4:24PM
Avatar for Janette H. Janette H. said:
I agree! I wish i knew more about biology and cells and stuff, because i have some questions, but what a fascinating story.
posted Jan 26, 2011 at 8:12AM
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