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Of HeLa and Human Lives

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Science  26 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5969, pp. 1081-1082
DOI: 10.1126/science.1186755

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Crown, New York, 2010. 392 pp. $26, C$32. ISBN 9781400052172.

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Ethical and racial issues in medicine and biomedical research are among the facets of Skloot's spellbinding story of Henrietta Lacks, the HeLa lineage cultured from her cancer, and how that legacy affected her family.