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One Book One LCC 2014-15 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Henrietta Lacks

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Who was Henrietta Lacks?

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor tobacco farmer whose cells became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Her 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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