The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Broadway Books | August 6, 2020 | 381 pages
ISBN: 9781400052189

Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A best-selling book.