A human story; Book SHELF.
The resulting cell lineage - nicknamed 'HeLa' - is still growing strong today, helping scientists discover cures for everything from polio to Aids.
Yet, far from being a crusader for medical science, Lacks knew nothing of her cells' journey into the history books and didn't even give permission for their cultivation. Here Skloot, a young science journalist, reveals the truth behind the Lack's story, encompassing both the personal and the political connotations of cellular research without losing the thread of a profoundly human story. In her championing of Henrietta and her family, Skloot ensures their immortality just as surely as that of the cells she debates. SARAH WARWICK
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Jul 2, 2010|
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