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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By: Skloot, Rebecca

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Broadway Paperback: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284445

ISBN: 1400052181

Condition: Very Good

Spine creased, light stain on bottom page ridge. 2011 Trade Paperback. xiv, 381 pp. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first 'immortal' human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire St... View more info