I truly enjoyed the story and the science of this book. There is much to be learned about race relationships and how we are going to deal with science. Communication and honesty is the key. Who owns your DNA, tissue cultures etc. after they leave your body? Where does your tissues go after they are scraped from your body? Let's not forget the the money issue. Whose is getting paid and where is my cut? Shipping and handling costs a lot.
This book is a journey through decades of science, family history, mystery, and medical law. I don't typically go for non-fiction, but I could not stop listening!
I was horrified by this story that presents the history + current practice of scientific research like a fictional sci-fi movie. I couldn't believe the things that took place. Excellent audio book!
Just great. It does get slow in the middle. I took a break when listening. But this book gives a great insight on how Henrietta's cells have impacted science and her family.
Thrillers and science. memoirs sometimes. and then I actually write cookbooks, or I did. I'm more of a reader now.
Yes. Biographies tend to be too dry for me to read but it's wonderful having them read to you. You feel like you're the investigative reporter.
Forgotten: D-Day Black Heroes by Linda Herivieux; both are detailed accounts of Black History -- stories of real American heroes we need to share with everyone.
Cassandra Campbell's voice was critical for making Deborah real to me.
Take your time with this book
Saying "fantastic" feels wrong given the subject matter but this story is one we need to share with everyone. It'll change how you think about cancer, medical research, your biology, and American history