The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Skloot brilliantly weaves together the story of Henrietta Slacks--a women whose cells have been unwittingly used for scientific research since the 1950s--with the birth of bioethics, and the dark history of experimentation on African Americans.
Ha scritto il 07/05/15
I learned much from reading this book, not only about medical history but also about ethics and about a family left in the dark for far too long.
Ha scritto il 19/05/14
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
This story of the phenomenon created by one woman's suffering could pass as science fiction, except that it is all too true. The author smoothly blends the medical and scientific aspects of the story with the human anguish which Mrs. Lacks' family ...Continua
Ha scritto il 22/08/13
Testo ricco di "vite", non solo quelle relative alle cellule HeLa e a tutte le scoperte scientifico-mediche che hanno contribuito a realizzare, ma anche della proprietaria delle stesse, Henrietta Lacks, e dei suoi discendenti. Interessante, ...Continua
Ha scritto il 14/01/12
INTERESTING BUT ...
the scientific parts were particularly hard to listen to while cooking. Still glad I heard her story and how she is part of all of us now...
Ha scritto il 29/11/11
An investigative docu-drama
I couldn't put this book down. A journalist obsessed with understanding one woman's story and how she changed the course of cancer research and then shared this story with the world? What's not to like? Highly recommended.
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