The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks

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Dana Garcia Ripley Honors English 2 20 March 2017 Lack of Justice The book The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot tells the story of an African American woman named Henrietta Lacks whose cells made one of the greatest medical contributions ever. Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer at the age of 31. Cells were taken from her body without her knowledge. Rebecca L. Skloot is a self-employed science writer who specializes in science and medicine. She had spent 10 years researching about Henrietta. Her first book, The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks was one of the best-selling books in 2010. Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer on January 29, 1951. She was a mother of five and worried about leaving
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