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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Apr 15, 2010

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Susan says, "This amazing true story provides a unique illustration of one of the most perplexing questions of medical ethics. Whose property IS the cellular material and tissue collected by doctors and researchers? In the case of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells became known as HeLa, neither her knowledge nor consent was sought when doctors at Johns Hopkins used a biopsy of her cervical tumor to culture its cancer cells. The medical revolution this started is still evolving alongside the family's personal struggle to understand the outcome of Henrietta's contribution to cellular science. What a topic to provoke discussion for book groups!" Anderson's has AUTOGRAPHED copies!!

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