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Henrietta Lacks

They Ripped Off Her Cells

In many ways it is the quintessential American story–one  filled with segregation, inequality in healthcare, and theft, but it’s also the story of the American drive for scientific discovery. Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks shows how the stolen cells of “a poor Black tobacco farmer became one of the most important tools […]

August 15, 2014