Henrietta Lacks's Hela Cells

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At the first glance, I was really interested about what made this nonfiction scientific book one of the most famous books in cancer categories. After I finished reading the first part of the book, which is called life, I knew that the main character in this book, Henrietta Lacks is the well-known named person in the biological science world, HeLa. As what I have learned in my undergraduate studies, HeLa cell is a type of immortal cell line which is the oldest and the most widely used cell lines in many biological research projects, especially in cancer research.

Through what I have read so far, the most shocking part to me is the truth that the patient – Henrietta Lacks herself even did not know that her cells and the research conducted from
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