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Op-Ed: The book that told the story of those HeLa cells Special

When we think of genetic engineering, biotech industry, it is easy to assume it is something relatively recent as within the last 20 to 30 years. But in a 2010 best-seller, author Rebecca Skloot revealed that such engineering had been done earlier.

Henrietta Lack's immortal life: one woman, many medical miracles

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but in the medical community, she is commonly known as HeLa. At 30, Lacks was diagnosed was cervical cancer and died months later, in 1951. Her cells, however, became (and still are) one of the most important medical tools.
 

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Published in 2010 by Broadway Paperbacks - an imprint of Crown Publishing  author Rebecca Skloot s f...
Published in 2010 by Broadway Paperbacks - an imprint of Crown Publishing, author Rebecca Skloot's first bestseller received praise and award-winning recognition for outstanding research and well-presented nonfiction.
© Rebecca Skloot & Crown Publishing

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