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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


The wonderful Henrietta Lacks When I saw this I immediately thought of my younger sister who will be starting Medical School in the Fall!!!! Thanks for paving the way Ms Lacks!

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Henrietta Lacks The world owes so much so this woman!

from MadameNoire

Family of Henrietta Lacks Reach Settlement, Gains Control Over HeLa Cell Research

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The Henrietta Lacks story: How the cells from a poor black woman changed medical history

Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) The importance of Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science can neither be exaggerated nor appreciated enough. This woman unbeknownst to herself or her family saved millions of lives without a penny in compensation.

from National Geographic News

A New Chapter in the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks.

from Acadymix

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without her knowledge - became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the m

from Barnes & Noble

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Story of a woman whose cells lived on long after she passed away. Great and quick read - I couldn't put it down.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 and now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown.