The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot


Skloot tells the fascinating and frustrating story of the first human cells (HeLa) ever grown in a lab. They were taken unknowingly from a black woman named Henrietta Lacks. We hear the tales of Henrietta, her cells, her family, and science as Skloot pieces everything together, from John Hopkin’s Hospital in the 1950’s to current laboratories.

Gwenamon: Incredible in scope and tenacity


About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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