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The Story of a Woman named Henrietta Lacks and a Cell named HeLa

Date and time: Wednesday, 11/12/2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Hendricks Hall - UCM
Description: Rebecca Skloot, author of the best seller and multi-award winning book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will speak about her book on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in Hendricks Hall on the UCM campus.

The book brings together a touching human story of Henrietta's family and the many advances in science achieved as a result of her amazing living cells that continue to reproduce and open new avenues of research into the mysteries of the human cell. The scientific impact has bee profound, including the polio vaccine, cures for different types of cancer, gene mapping and the controversial issue of cloning. The human concern is a story of a poor black family who slowly over time learns about the the impact of the cells taken from her body without Henrietta's or her family's knowledge, which raises questions about race, medical ethics, and the legal rights of a person to his or her own body parts.
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Sponsor: Professional Development
Admission: 0.00
Contact: Deems Brooks, Coordinator, LLL