- Published30 Apr 2020
- Author Calli McMurray
- Source BrainFacts/SfN
Henrietta Lacks’ “immortal” cancer cells led to the creation of life-saving drugs. Yet, controversy surrounds the cells because Lacks never knew about their removal and use. Rebecca Skloot’s award-winning book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells Lacks’ story and examines the important issues it raised about ethics, race, and class.
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