The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

May 6, 2011

Summary (from the publisher): Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, 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 […]