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Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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, 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. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

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Genre: Science
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publisher: Broadway Books
Release: 2010-02-02
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307589382

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So much to read, so little time? Get an in-depth summary of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the #1 bestseller about science, race, and medical ethics. For decades, scientists have been using “HeLa” cells in biological research, from developing the polio vaccine and studying the nature of cancer to observing how human biology behaves in outer space. This famous cell line began as a sample taken from a poor African American mother of five named Henrietta Lacks. A cancer patient, Henrietta Lacks went through medical testing but never gave consent for the use of her cells. She died of cervical cancer in 1951, without ever knowing that the samples were intended for extensive medical research. This summary of the #1 New York Times bestseller by Rebecca Skloot tells Henrietta’s story and reveals what happened when her family found out that her cells were being bought and sold in labs around the world. With historical context, character profiles, a timeline of key events, and other features, this summary and analysis of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release: 2017-01-10
File: 30 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781504043564

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A Conspiracy of Cells presents the first full account of one of medical science's more bizarre and costly mistakes. On October 4, 1951, a young black woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer. That is, most of Henrietta Lacks died. In a laboratory dish at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, a few cells taken from her fatal tumor continued to live--to thrive, in fact. For reasons unknown, her cells, code-named "HeLa," grew more vigorously than any other cells in culture at the time. Long-time science reporter Michael Gold describes in graphic detail how the errant HeLa cells spread, contaminating and overwhelming other cell cultures, sabotaging research projects, and eluding detection until they had managed to infiltrate scientific laboratories worldwide. He tracks the efforts of geneticist Walter Nelson-Rees to alert a sceptical scientific community to the rampant HeLa contamination. And he reconstructs Nelson-Rees's crusade to expose the embarrassing mistakes and bogus conclusions of researchers who unknowingly abetted HeLa's spread.

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Genre: Science
Author: Michael Gold
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 1986-01-01
File: 170 Pages
ISBN-13: 0887060994

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In this collection of essays from the blog Not Exactly Rocket Science, award-winning writer Ed Yong takes a look at some of the quirkiest, most interesting and most ground-breaking scientific research from the last year. From Mexican-waving bees to snow-making bacteria, from the neuroscience of jazz to the psychology of voting, the clear, vivid and engaging writing makes the most complicated ideas come alive for any sci-curious reader."Few blogs make a smooth transition from computer to paper. Not Exactly Rocket Science is one of them. Ed Yong writes elegantly yet engagingly about all manner of biology, from yawning dogs to viruses of viruses. Turn off the laptop for a while, and crack open this book. You will be pleased you did."- Carl Zimmer, blogger at the Loom and author of Microcosm and Parasite Rex

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Genre: Research
Author: Ed Yong
Publisher:
Release: 2008-11-10
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 1409242285

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How to Use This Book This book is to be used alongside the bestselling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot for anyone interested in learning about one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more, the HeLa cells. This is also the story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. For students: The study questions are in order and follow Rebecca Skloot s narrative. Answer questions as you read the book. Answers follow each question. For teachers: This is an easy and interesting resource to help your students learn about a specific tool used in medicine, the HeLa cell and how it originated and the impact its discovery had on medicine and the population. Use your own unique teaching style to supplement the Pembroke Notes with engaging activities and links for further investigating. With the new Common Core standards and a push to increased rigor, I have added a Writing Workshop section at the end of my book to help you with writing assignments. For homeschools: Your high school student will love the easy guide to help him/her in her reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Parents, be prepared for active discussions with your teenager while you read along. A Writing Workshop is supplied at the end of the book as a guide."

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Pembroke Notes
Publisher:
Release: 2013-12
File: 88 Pages
ISBN-13: 1457524147

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: by Rebecca Skloot | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis Preview: Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, chronicles the life, death, and immortality of Henrietta Lacks, a young black woman whose cervical cancer cells became one of the most important factors in bringing about important scientific and medical advancements in the twentieth century. Her family, however, did not know until much later that researchers were using Henrietta’s cells in their experiments. When the family learned the truth, they endured turmoil and heartache in the decades that followed… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: • Key Takeaways of the book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Analysis of the Key Takeaways

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Genre: Science
Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
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Epidemiology for Canadian Students introduces students to the principles and methods of epidemiology and critical appraisal, all grounded within a Canadian context. This context is crucial—epidemiologic research in Canada most often uses data from Canadian registries, Canadian special purpose cohorts, provincial health administrators, national statistical agencies and other sources that will be important to Canadian students during their careers. Dr. Scott Patten draws on more than 20 years’ experience teaching epidemiology to present core concepts in a conversational tone and pragmatic sequence. This introductory textbook is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students, health professionals and trainees. Topics include: Basic principles and why epidemiological reasoning matters for health professionals. Key parameters in descriptive and analytical epidemiology. Sources of error in epidemiology, and ways to quantify and control error. The concept of bias, which is introduced with basic parameter estimates to make it more accessible to students. Key study designs and their vulnerability to error. How to use critical appraisal and causal judgement to evaluate epidemiological studies.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Dr. Scott Patten
Publisher: Brush Education
Release: 2015-03-23
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781550595727

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Presents a behind-the-scenes examination of the life and career of the legendary performer that offers insight into his prolific accomplishments, multidimensional character, and complex relationships.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: James Kaplan
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2015
File: 979 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307946935

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Explains the purpose of material and spiritual existence. Begins and ends by examining the purpose of life and death, achieving happiness, and developing loving relationships.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Terrill G. Hayes
Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust
Release: 2006
File: 150 Pages
ISBN-13: 1931847282

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Edited by Rebecca Skloot, award-winning science writer and New York Times bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and her father, Floyd Skloot, an award-winning poet and writer, and past contributor to the series, The Best American Science Writing 2011 collects into one volume the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year. Culled from a wide variety of publications, these selections of outstanding journalism cover the full spectrum of scientific inquiry, providing a comprehensive overview of the most compelling, relevant, and exciting developments in the world of science. Provocative and engaging, The Best American Science Writing 2011 reveals just how far science has brought us—and where it is headed next.

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Genre: Science
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 2011-09-27
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062091246

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