United States | Member Since 2012
This book offered a variety of concepts to paint the entire picture of the discovery of the HELA cells, both personal and industrial/medical. Delivering the complete personal story of Henrietta Lacks and her descendants, their struggles, challenges, and continued participation of their own discoveries, as well as the medical industrial side of the development and distribution of HELA cells and all competing interests. Great book, good narrator.
I enjoyed the diversity and variety it offered. Instead of just telling the family's personal story, it included details of the medical and industrial side of the cells and how they came about along with competition in the field. It really gave the story a complete feel.
It felt sincere and original. As if they were both the characters from the book.
Yes! I wanted the entire story. When I paused it, I still continued to ponder the story!
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