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Author Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-

Title The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [sound recording] / Rebecca Skloot.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Random House Audio, [2010]
℗2010
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 95th Street Adult Books on CD Nonfiction  616.02774 LAC    DISPLAY
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Description 10 sound discs (12 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer Read by Cassandra Campbell with Bahni Turpin.
Summary Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.
Subject Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 -- Health.
Cancer -- Patients -- Virginia -- Biography -- Sound recordings.
African American women -- History -- Sound recordings.
Human experimentation in medicine -- History -- Sound recordings.
HeLa cells -- Sound recordings.
Cancer -- Research -- Sound recordings.
Cell culture -- Sound recordings.
Medical ethics -- Sound recordings.
Local Subject BOOKS ON COMPACT DISC.
NAPERVILLE READS - 2011
Added Author Campbell, Cassandra, narrator.
ISBN 9780307712509
0307712508
Music No. RHCD 2868 Random House Audio
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SRP 2011 X
October 17 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: I listened to this book about a line of cells used for research. You wouldn't think that would be an interesting topic, but I found this fascinating. As a young black woman in the 50s, Henrietta had some cells shaved from a cancerous tumor. These cells (HeLa) were used for medical research without her knowledge and they changed medicine. I liked the story of Henrietta's family and Skloot's story of her research. (Though she mentions the Mayo Clinic is in Minneapolis, MN and it is in Rochester, MN). Lots of ethical food for thought.
SRP 2011 X
October 14 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: Amazing book, deserving of its acclaim. I enjoyed the well-done audio version.
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