"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 and now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, 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."
Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) The importance of Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science can neither be exaggerated nor appreciated enough. This woman unbeknownst to herself or her family saved millions of lives without a penny in compensation.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - "Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same."
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot - Story of a woman whose cells lived on long after she passed away. Oh wow, this was so good! Especially if you were a biology/medical/nursing student. It brings up a LOT of important questions!