The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Hardback Thorndike Nonfiction

By (author) Rebecca Skloot

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  • Publisher: Thorndike Press
  • Format: Hardback | 619 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 221mm x 33mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 21 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Waterville, ME
  • ISBN 10: 1410427927
  • ISBN 13: 9781410427922
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,055,435

Product description

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. (Science).

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