The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Publisher Broadway Paperbacks
Release Date
Category African American women
Total Pages 381
ISBN 9780804190107
Rating 4/5 from 3994 reviews
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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 numerous medical and scientific discoveries.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Author : Rebecca Skloot
  • Publisher : Broadway Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017

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 numerous medical and scientific discoveries.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Author : Rebecca Skloot
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2011-03

For use in schools and libraries only. 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 numerous medical and scientific discoveries.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Author : Pembroke Notes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-12

How to Use This Book This book is to be used alongside the bestselling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for anyone interested in learning about one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more, the

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A Conspiracy of Cells
  • Author : Michael Gold
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1986-01-01

A Conspiracy of Cells presents the first full account of one of medical science's more bizarre and costly mistakes. On October 4, 1951, a young black woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer. That is, most of Henrietta Lacks died. In a laboratory dish at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in

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The Best American Science Writing 2011
  • Author : Rebecca Skloot,Floyd Skloot,Jesse Cohen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-09-27

Edited by Rebecca Skloot, award-winning science writer and New York Times bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and her father, Floyd Skloot, an award-winning poet and writer, and past contributor to the series, The Best American Science Writing 2011 collects into one volume the most crucial, thought-provoking, and

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Author : Rebecca Skloot
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, NOW AN HBO FILM STARRING OPRAH WINFREY & ROSE BYRNE"No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book" Hilary Mantel, The GuardianHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her

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My Beloved Brontosaurus
  • Author : Brian Switek
  • Publisher : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16

A Hudson Booksellers Staff Pick for the Best Books of 2013 One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring Science Books A Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff Pick Dinosaurs, with their awe-inspiring size, terrifying claws and teeth, and otherworldly abilities, occupy a sacred place in our childhoods. They loom over museum halls, thunder

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Ida  A Sword Among Lions
  • Author : Paula J. Giddings
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06

In the tradition of towering biographies that tell us as much about America as they do about their subject, Ida: A Sword Among Lions is a sweepingnarrative about a country and a crusader embroiled in the struggle against lynching: a practice that imperiled not only the lives of blackmen and

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Sparknotes Literature Guide
  • Author : Sparknotes
  • Publisher : Spark Notes
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06

Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes give you just what you need to succeed in school: Complete Plot Summary and Analysis Key Facts About the Work Analysis of Major Characters Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Explanation of Important Quotations Author's Historical Context Suggested Essay Topics 25-Question Review Quiz The

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The Tidal Zone
  • Author : Sarah Moss
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-05-04

Read online The Tidal Zone written by Sarah Moss, published by which was released on 2017-05-04. Download full The Tidal Zone Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Henrietta Lacks the Untold Story
  • Author : Ron Lacks
  • Publisher : Bookbaby
  • Release Date : 2020-09

New Author Ron Lacks, tells a behind the scenes story of what happened in the past 9 years to his family in his new book Henrietta Lacks The Untold Story Ron Lacks is the oldest grandson of Henrietta Lacks. He takes you on the inside of a story that has haunted

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Summary and Analysis of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10

So much to read, so little time? Get an in-depth summary of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the #1 bestseller about science, race, and medical ethics. For decades, scientists have been using “HeLa” cells in biological research, from developing the polio vaccine and studying the nature of cancer to observing

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Churchill s Empire
  • Author : Richard Toye
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-02-28

‘I have not become the King’s First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.’ These notorious words, spoken by Churchill in 1942, encapsulate his image as an imperial die-hard, implacably opposed to colonial freedom – a reputation that has prevailed, and which Churchill willingly embraced to

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So Much for That
  • Author : Lionel Shriver
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-03-09

“Shriver has a gift for creating real and complicated characters… A highly engrossing novel.” — San Francisco Chronicle From New York Times bestselling author Lionel Shriver (The Post-Birthday World, We Need to Talk About Kevin), comes a searing, deeply humane novel about a crumbling marriage resurrected in the face of illness,

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Insecurity of Freedom
  • Author : Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 1955-01-01

The Insecurity of Freedom is a collection of essays on Human Existence by one of the foremost Jewish thinkers of our time, Abraham Joshua Heschel.

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