Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

This book is the true story of a poor black woman with cervical cancer whose cells were experimented on and became the forefront of most medical advances since the 1950's.

The story, although true, is written like a fictional story making it interesting and educational at the same time. You hear the story from the viewpoint of Henrietta's daughter and the struggles the family has had to endure given her mother's donation to science (albeit involuntary). Even to a non-science nerd this book was a good read.

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