We should all be thankful to Mrs Lacks
And the scientists around her as well as
The writer who investigated the entire
Story. Against time, ignorance, and
Secrecy Mz Rebecca has written a
Touching and informative expose.
What a story! And it's true! So skillfully written and perfectly narrated! Everyone in the world needs to know about HeLa!
Interesting story about cell research but also the family and person behind this remarkable scientific advancement. The author told the story in away the common person could understand, without a medical degree.
amazingly written book about an even more amazing story.
Rebecca was able to articulate in such a way I felt like I was there with them. Felt the pain of the Laxx family felt and also the importance Henrietta has contributed too society.
Also, very thorough investigative research, Rebecca. thank you for not rushing to make a quick buck.
This can tend to be science heavy but the narrative portions are what I really connected with. I really enjoyed it
I'm not going to lie. Science isn't usually my thing. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate medical advances, technology and all my handy gadgets....but I'm happy to leave the discoveries to other people. This book, however, was such a fantastic mixture of storytelling and fun facts that I couldn't read it fast enough. The whole thing is fascinating, sad and hopeful. I highly recommend this book, even for those who might not be completely into the study of medical science.
Oh man, I didn't expect the ending at all. Geeesh! I'm very happy to hear that the Lacks grandchildren are now taking it into their own hands to learn more about gene/cell studies.