Title The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Book Condition New
Publisher Broadway Books 2010
1400052181 / 9781400052189
Seller ID Henrietta
This is the incredible story of Henrietta Lacks. Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion dollar industry. More than 20 yrs later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same. Henrietta was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells, taken without her permission, became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. This is the story of collision between ethics, race, medicine, science and faith.