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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a work of nonfiction about a woman who died tragically young and whose cells were taken from her body without her consent. These cells became the first human cells to survive in a culture, where they thrived, multiplied, and helped produce major scientific breakthroughs. Skloot's text intertwines a personal family story with an exploration of science, ethics, and racism.
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