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The immortal life of henrietta lacks [electronic resource]. Rebecca Skloot.

Skloot, Rebecca. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307589385 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2010.

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General Note: Title from eBook information screen..
Summary, etc.: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer 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.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 6
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
8 ATOS Level
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5898 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
African American Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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