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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [sound recording] / Rebecca Skloot.
Description: 10 sound discs (12 hr., 31 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2010.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot.
Description: 618 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Gale Cengage Learning, 2011, c2010.
1 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Summary: Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot.
Description: 619 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010.
5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Summary: Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [sound recording] / Rebecca Skloot.
Description: 10 sound discs (12 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2010.
9 of 10 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Summary: Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [downloadable audiobook] / Rebecca Skloot.
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2010]
Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons--as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb's effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [downloadable e-book] / Rebecca Skloot.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 369 p.)
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2010.
Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description.
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks [kit] / Rebecca Skloot.
Description: 10 books (xiv, 381 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.) +1 binder, in cloth bag (38 x 44 cm.)
Publisher: New York : Broadway Paperbacks, c2011.
14 of 15 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Summary: "Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of"--From publisher description.
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot.
Description: xiv, 381 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Broadway Paprebacks, c2011.
62 of 80 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description.
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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot.
Description: x, 369 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2010.
29 of 45 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
Summary: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of--From publisher description.
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Description: 1 electronic book reader ; 6 in. display, 8.7 ounces., + cover, power adapter, USB 2.0 cable.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Amazon.com, 2010.
3 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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