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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot and published in 2010, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Skloot recounts the true story of Henrietta Skloot and HeLa, the immortal cell line that came from her cervical cancer cells. The book not only covers the scientific aspect of HeLa in a readable and accessible way, it also covers race and class issues in medical research.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Skloot was awarded the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, Heartland Prize, and Salon Book Award. It was also one of the New York Times' top 100 Notable Books of the Year (2010).

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