The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
|Publication Date:||Feb 2010|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $26.00|
| Book Description: |Soon to be an HBO#65533; Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all... More Description