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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

AUTHOR Skloot, Rebecca
PUBLISHER Yuan Liu/Tsai Fong Books (04/01/2011)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

Henrietta Lacks a poor Southern tobacco farmer was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge grown in culture and bought and sold by the billions -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy.

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ISBN-13: 9789573267669
ISBN-10: 9573267667
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: Chinese
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Page Count: 336
Carton Quantity: 0
Product Dimensions: 5.70 x 0.90 x 8.20 inches
Weight: 0.85 pound(s)
Country of Origin: US
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Science | Ethnic Studies - American - African American Studies
Science | Life Sciences - Cell Biology
Science | History
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Guided Reading Level: Not Applicable
Dewey Decimal: B
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Author: Skloot, Rebecca
REBECCA SKLOOT is an award-winning science writer and the best-selling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
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