The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
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New York : Broadway, [2011].
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9781400052189, 1400052181, 9780804190107, 0804190100
Lexile measure
1140L
Rating
1140L
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Book
Edition
First paperback edition.
Physical Desc
xiv, 381 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 8, 18 Points
Lexile measure
1140

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General Note
Includes reader's guide: p. 379-381.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [346]-366) and index.
Description
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.
Target Audience
1140L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,8,18,151442.
Awards
Chicago Tribune Heartland prize for Nonfictoin, 2010; Wellcome Trust Book Prize, 2010.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Skloot, R. (2011). The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (First paperback edition.). Broadway.

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

Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-. 2011. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Broadway.

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

Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks New York: Broadway, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks First paperback edition., Broadway, 2011.

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