The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1400052173 Global Overview for this book
Registered by pogoandpens of Bellingham, Washington USA on 12/8/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by pogoandpens from Bellingham, Washington USA on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Facinating and true story.

Released 8 yrs ago (12/9/2010 UTC) at Haggens' Starbucks counter, Bellingham, WA USA in Bellingham, Washington USA


Popular recent book, well received.

Journal Entry 3 by catlady711 at Bellingham, Washington USA on Saturday, March 14, 2015
I'm a cell and molecular biology major and read this book for cell biology lab at Western Washington University. We were learning how to subculture cells so this book was very fitting in learning the history and ethics behind cell culture. Skloot did such an amazing job humanizing the HeLa cells by telling the story of Henrietta Lacks and her family. Any one will find it interesting and approachable (you don't have to be a science major). It really makes you think about science education and the responsiblities of biomedical companies and researchers. As of now, tissue taken from you during a procedure is far game for researchers. Is this violating your rights? Are your cells your property once they leave your body? This book poses some really important questions. Highly recommended.

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