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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Apr 03, 11

Read from March 27 to April 01, 2011

The field of sceince is ever revoloving. Each day advances are being made that in some form impact our lives. However, these new treatments and advancements are usually just seen through an end product, a result; who these advances were tested on or how they started is rarely looked at. The people behind the science go unknown.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, weaves science, history, life and one family's anger and pain in one complete and well written story. You travel back in time to a day when the world was much different. This book allows you to feel the pain and sorrow of the Lacks. You see how one women's illness and death sent the science world on an ever changing journey while it sent her family's world on a downward spiral. This book makes you think about how science develops and how so many people throughout the world contribute to advancing it, some without ever knowing.

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