the immortal life of Henrietta lacks

University Book Read

Monday October 20, 2014

Tilson Auditorium in Tirey Hall 7:00PM

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

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Source: Rebecca Skloot