The book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Audiobook was written by an American writer Rebecca Skloot. In 2011, it was awarded by the National Academies Communication Award, because of its best creative work. This book helps in understanding different topics i.e, science, engineering or medicines. The book describes knowledge about Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell lines, collectively known as HeLa. It is Skloot’s first book. The book was published on February 2, 2010, by Crown publishers.
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Rebecca Skloot was obsessed with Henrietta Lacks, the African-American woman whose cells were used to harvested to create an immortal cell line for scientific experimentation. The central theme which is discussed in the book is the dehumanization of Henrietta. Her cells are the first immortal cells that are grown in a lab and lead to the theme of immortality described by the author in the book. Skloot also describes medical ethics in her book.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Audiobook is a popular biography written by Rebecca Skloot. The Book was published on February 2, 2010 by Crown Publishing Group. It falls under the Genre of Biography. The Book has a rating of 4.1 Star Review on GoodReads.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks describes the story of a poor black woman. Her father sent her to live with paternal grandfather, Tommy Lacks. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of thirty. The doctor took samples of her cancerous cells to study in the lab. The lab technician monitored her samples and found out no difference between other cells. She found that the newly cultured cells are also dividing overnight.
HeLa cells are distributed all over the world and many private companies made billions of dollars. Henrietta died few months after her cells were taken away from her because at that time doctors think that it is not necessary to inform patients before taking away their cells. Her immortal cells led to many achievements in medical research but also led to restriction of the use of patient’s cells and tissues.
About Author (Rebecca Skloot):
Rebecca Skloot, an American author wrote her first book in which she described different major aspects of the medical field. Rebecca’s work leads to many interventions in the field of medical research.
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