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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 616.02 S (Text) 39493106763487 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hudson (Fontana) 616.02 SKL (Text) 39493106714647 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Jackson County Public Library 616.02 S (Text) 39493106697420 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 1400052173
  • ISBN: 9781400052189
  • ISBN: 9781400052172
  • ISBN: 9780307984722
  • ISBN: 1400052181
  • Physical Description: x, 369 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2010]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [338]-358) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.--From publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
1140L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8 18 151442.
Subject: Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 > Health.
Human experimentation in medicine > United States > History.
HeLa cells.
Cancer > Patients > Virginia > Biography.
African American women > History.
Cancer > Research.
Cell culture.
Medical ethics.
Genre: Biographies.

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