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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
    Overall
    (4019)
    Performance
    (2574)
    Story
    (2604)

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
    "A moral issue that should bend the law."
    Overall

    If there are companies out there that have made money with the Henrietta Lacks' cells, and they don't react to this book by setting up scholarships for this family, those companies should be shut down. They are morally bankrupt.
    Well written, provocative and inspirational.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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