The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Non Fiction that reads like Fiction!
Normally I don't read Non Fiction, but this book is a wonderful exception.
Science writer Rebecca Skloot spent years talking to the family of Henrietta Lacks, an impoverished black woman whose tissues were removed from her body without her permission.

These cells grew so quickly that the hospital lab shared them with other hospitals for their own research. Known as "HeLa" cells, they have been used to make significant medical discoveries. Yet, her descendants cannot afford medical care.

A riveting story which raises many issues that you will keep thinking about long after you have finished it.

 
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