The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot @ The Boathouse

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (400 pages):


Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

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  • Patty L.

    I'm here. Waiting at the bar

    August 2

  • Melissa H.

    Hey everyone! Just a reminder to update your RSVP if you don't think you'll be able to make it to brunch tomorrow. They don't take reservations so we'll be getting there early to get our name down for a table and need to know exactly how many are coming. Looking to seeing/meeting everyone!

    August 1

  • Sheila

    Read this a few years ago. Phenomenal book.Enjoy!

    1 · June 30

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