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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot Paperback
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Product Information

  • AR Level8
  • AR Quiz Number151442
  • AR Quiz Points18
  • AuthorRebecca Skloot
  • Page Count400
  • ISBN101400052181
  • ISBN139781400052189
  • PublisherCrown Publishing Group
  • Year Published2011
  • Grade Level9 - 12
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectOncology
    Coping with illness
    Cellular biology (cytology)
    Social & cultural history
    Medical ethics & professional conduct
  • Lexile Level1140
  • ImprintThree Rivers Press

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells taken without her knowledge in 1951 became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.Henrietta's cellshave been bought and sold by the billions, yetshe remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew."

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