Free The Streets remembers Henrietta Lacks, the Woman behind HeLa Cells.
Did you know that On Feb. 1, 1951,
Henrietta Lacks left behind a piece of herself that still lives today. More than 60 years ago, in February 1951, a remarkable woman named Henrietta Lacks left the world a stunning legacy that may one day lead to cures for cancer and other diseases. Lacks’ story was brilliantly told by author Rebecca Skloot in her 2010 book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Ten years in the making, it is a book that simultaneously awes and angers. Skloot weaves an incredibly moving story about science, family, ethics, and race. It is full of science, yet it reads almost like a novel. It personalizes even the tissue samples used in laboratories.
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