Zoom: Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Ogden Valley Branch

This program was on Feb 3, 2021
Event type: 
Books & Authors
Target audience: 
Adults
Seniors

Limited free copies of the book will be available; ask your librarian how to sign up or register online: https://www.weberpl.lib.ut.us/discover/grown-ups-corner/.  All book discussions will be held via Zoom.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa.  She was a poor, black tobacco farmer whose cells, taken without her knowledge in 1951, became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more.  Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

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