The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

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Number of Pages
370
Publication year
2010
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Rebecca Skloot follows up on the story of Henrietta lacks, an African American woman, also the source cells which created the immortal cell line ‘HeLa’. Widely commercialized, these cancerous cells were part of innumerable scientific researches and medical studies without the family’s consent or recognition. Skloot documents the history of the case as well as the family, in this book. She also deals with medical ethics and sort of racial politics in medicine in a brilliant manner.

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