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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks( )
Author: Skloot, Rebecca
Read by: Campbell, Cassandra
Turpin, Bahni
ISBN:978-1-5098-1178-6
Publication Date:Jan 2016
Publisher:Bolinda Publishing Pty, Limited
Book Format:CD-Extra
List Price:AUD $39.95
Book Description:

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - become one of the most important tools in modern medicine. Taken in 1951, these cells became the first immortal human cell line ever grown in culture. They were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered the secrets of cancer, viruses and the effects of the atom bomb; helped lead to...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / General
Medical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.2 x 12.2 cm
Book Weight:0.068 Kilograms



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