The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Paperback)

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The amazing and often unbelievable true story of how one African American woman changed the course of modern medicine around the world forever.... one cell at a time. Henrietta Lacks was the unwitting donor of her cancerous cells that were discovered to do what no others could, be kept alive and grow after cell division.

— Ron, Los Angeles

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“HeLa cells have been the source of profound advancements in medical, biological and genetic research, but up until now the story of Henrietta Lacks and her legacy has never been heard. Her story served as the spur for reform movements in medical ethics and patient privacy, and Skloot shares the details with both candor and sensitivity.”
— John Clukey, Sam Weller's Books, Salt Lake City, UT



Product Details
ISBN: 9789573267669
ISBN-10: 9573267667
Publisher: Yuan Liu/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2011
Pages: 336
Language: Chinese