(The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) [E–book] ☆ Rebecca Skloot

  • Hardcover
  • 370
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Rebecca Skloot
  • English
  • 07 November 2019
  • 9781400052172

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characters ✓ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot ¼ 7 Read Download The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Ry of experimentation on African Americans the birth of bioethics and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made ofOver the decade it took to uncover this story Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family especially Henrietta’s daughter Deborah who was devastated to learn about her mother’s cells She was consumed with uestions Had scientists cloned her mother Did it hurt her when researchers infected her cells with viruses and shot them into space What happened to her sister Elsie who died in a mental institution at the age of fifteen And if her mother was so important to medicine why couldn’t her children afford health insuranceIntimate in feeling astonishing in scope and impossible to put down The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery as well as its human conseuence. This is such an important story HeLa cells were a miracle to humanity and all thanks to Hernietta Lacks and the doctorIt is a mus

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characters ✓ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot ¼ 7 Read Download The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Her name was Henrietta Lacks but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors 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 than sixty years If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale they’d weigh than 50 million metric tons as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer viruses and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization cloning and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billionsYet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown buried in an unmarked graveNow Rebecca Skloot takes u. She s the most important person in the world and her family living in poverty If our mother is so important to science why ca

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characters ✓ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot ¼ 7 Read Download The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks S on an extraordinary journey from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers full of HeLa cells; from Henrietta’s small dying hometown of Clover Virginia a land of wooden slave uarters faith healings and voodoo to East Balti today where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cellsHenrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until than twenty years after her death when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent And though the cells had launched a multimillion dollar industry that sells human biological materials her family never saw any of the profits As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows the story of the Lacks family past and present is inextricably connected to the dark histo. This was a really good book that leaves one with uestions than it answers especially at this moment with the explosion in invest