The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

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 cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she 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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The 122nd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 63rd on The 100 best books of the 21st century (The Guardian)
  2. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  3. - 48 Good Books (University of Buffalo)

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