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Essays on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot

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Rebecca Skloot

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Biography

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February 2, 2010

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Deborah Lacks, Rebecca Skloot, Henrietta Lacks, George Gey, David “Day” Lacks, David “Sonny” Lacks Jr, Zakariyya Bari Abdul Rahman ,Lawrence Lacks

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An African American woman named Henrietta Lacks, died in 1951 of cervical cancer, but her cancerous cells became the first immortal human cell line, called HeLa. The book is based on the true story of Henrietta Lacks.

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