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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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Jun 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, science, biography, kindle-2010, favorites, read-again
Read in July, 2010

A fascinating, heartbreaking and thought-provoking read. Cancer cells from a poor black woman become immortal and change the face of medical research, while her surviving family steeps in paranoia and ignorance while slowly perishing from lack of medical care.
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