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One Read pick "fascinating'

One Read pick "fascinating'

June 10th, 2011 in News

In 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore took tissue samples from a young black woman dying of cancer - without her knowledge - and used them to create the first lab-grown human cells.

Sixty years later, author Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," Daniel Boone Regional Library's 2011 One Read book selection, explores the story of how Lacks' cells have changed the medical field and the impact on her family - who did not even know about what the doctor had done until decades later.