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Skloot’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Amazon’s Top Book of 2010

November 5, 2010
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Skloot’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Amazon’s Top Book of 2010

Rebecca Skloot spent nearly 10 years researching the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman from Baltimore whose cancerous tissue, taken from her body when she died in 1951, have supplied researchers a practically immortal line of cells that have led to many medical breakthroughs, including a cure for polio. The book examines the legacy...
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Henrietta Lacks: The Person Behind the HeLa Cell Line

February 2, 2010
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Henrietta Lacks: The Person Behind the HeLa Cell Line

Henrietta Lacks | Image by Photo courtesy the Lacks family The internet is blowing up these days over Henrietta Lacks, the woman whose cancer cells were used in the 1950s to produce culture media that allowed major scientific advancements ever since. The reason for the interest, presumably, is the release of a new book...
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