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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - a book by Skloot, Rebecca

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks( )
Author: Skloot, Rebecca
ISBN:978-1-4000-5217-2
Publication Date:Feb 2010
Publisher:Crown Publishing Group
Imprint:Crown
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:$26.00
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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 HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons--as much...
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