The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
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Format
Large Print
Edition
Large print edition.
Physical Desc
619 pages, 13 pages of unnumbered plates, (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 8, 18 Points
Lexile measure
1140

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-615).
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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.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Skloot, R. (2010). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-. 2010. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Large print edition., Thorndike Press, 2010.

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