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Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as. Editorial Reviews. Review. Amazon Best Books of the Month, February Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. $ eBook features: Highlight Read with the free Kindle apps (available on iOS, Android, PC & Mac), Kindle E-readers and on Fire Tablet devices. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot This is an all-gold five star read. It's actually two stories, the story of the HeLa cells and the story of the.

The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly. She just lets them be human. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a heroic work of cultural and medical journalism. If science has exploited Henrietta Lacks [Skloot] is determined not to. This biography ensures that she will never again be reduced to cells in a petri dish: Skloot was born to write. Skloot, a young science journalist and an indefatigable researcher, writes about Henrietta Lacks and her impact on modern medicine from almost every conceivable angle and manages to make all of them fascinating.

It reads like a novel but has the intellectual substance of a science textbook or a historical biography. It is equal parts popular science, historical biography, and detective novel. Skloot is the founder and president of The Henrietta Lacks Foundation. She has a B. She has taught creative writing and science journalism at the University of Memphis, the University of Pittsburgh, and New York University.

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This book is a sobering reminder that the scientific community has standards for a reason and that our biological rights are just as important as any other civil right.

Another book I read as a book club choice and I truly enjoyed it while at the same time felt pity for Henrietta and her family. Even though technically nothing was done wrong, I think medical science owes her family so much more.

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The book is very informative about cell research; it is evident the author has done her homework. The biomedical ethics of this issue are still being resolved, and the material in the book will cause one to think about the situation. The author also portrays the human perspective of cell research in a way not previously shown.

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