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Lang Matl
Author Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-

Title The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot

Imprint New York : Crown Publishers, c2010


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  RC265.6.L24    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 369 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization,
Subject Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 -- Health
Cancer -- Patients -- Virginia -- Biography
African American women -- History
Human experimentation in medicine -- United States -- History
HeLa cells
Cancer -- Research
Cell culture
Medical ethics
ISBN 9781400052172