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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Dec 20, 10

it was amazing
bookshelves: all-time-favorites, narrative
Read in December, 2010

10 stars!!! How many science books can bring a tear to your eye? This one does.

A story about cancer research, growing human cells in the lab, and medical ethics is an unlikely subject for a bestseller. But the author delved deep into the life of the woman, Henrietta Lacks, that the first lineage of immortal human cells came from, and the story of her family and their efforts to try to find out what happened to Henrietta and her cells.

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