The Resource The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Title
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Skloot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 616/.02774092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC265.6.L24
LC item number
S55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-366) and index
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  • PORTJERVIS
  • WALLKILL
  • NEWCITY
  • NEWCITY
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
z8sdcl b1865280
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First movie tie-in paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 381 pages
Isbn
9780804190107
Lccn
bl2017013427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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u1224337

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