The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
ISBN10: 1400052181 ISBN13: 9781400052189 Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (T) Published: Mar 8 2011 Pages: 381 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A best-selling book.