Nonfiction Book Discussion: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Taken without Henrietta's knowledge, her cells became a vital tool in medical research. HeLa cells have been used in developing the polio vaccine, cancer treatments, gene mapping and much more.  Although her cells launched a multimillion-dollar industry, Lacks' family can't afford health insurance. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, author Rebecca Skloot divulges the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the drama of scientific discovery.

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Copies of the book are available at the library.  Please ask at the Welcome Desk or Curbside Pickup.