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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Jun 07, 2011

really liked it
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Read from June 07 to 27, 2011

I'm between 3 and 4 stars. I enjoyed it and looked forward to picking it up again when I had time to read. I felt the author did a good job of "dumbing" down the science for us Liberal Arts majors. For the most part the science, rhetoric, legal and ethical aspects of the story were woven together pretty seamlessly. The family history and "characters" involved are what kept me coming back and got me thinking about how I'd react in their shoes. Overall, a good read.

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message 1: by Littlesarahb (new)

Littlesarahb do you like? i thought josh would love but he thought that it was way too technical even for him.

message 2: by Amy (new) - rated it 4 stars

Amy I did like it - thought the author did a good job of explaining the science and incorporating the crazy family. I enjoyed it!

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