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  • Description : The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever.

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  • ISBN 9780330533447
  • Published in 2011
  • Author Rebecca Skloot

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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Unabridged Edition (Paperback) Price: Rs.301

     
     
    The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever . . . 

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. 

    'A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book' Hilary Mantel, Guardian 
    ???A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice??? Metro 
    'A fine book... a gripping read...The book has deservedly been a huge bestseller in the US. It should be here, too' Sunday Times 

    About the Author

    REBECCA SKLOOT is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR???s RadioLab and PBS???s Nova ScienceNOW, and blogs about science, life, and writing at Culture Dish, hosted by Seed magazine. She also teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Memphis. Visit her website at rebeccaskloot.com.
     

    Specifications of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Unabridged Edition (Paperback)

    BOOK DETAILS
    Publisher Pan Macmillan
    Publication Year 2011
    ISBN-13 9780330533447
    ISBN-10 0330533444
    Language English
    Edition Unabridged
    Binding Paperback
    Number of Pages 384 Pages
     
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    Weight 374