Biography Sketch: Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks- One of biology's most famous women that you may not know about

Henrietta Lacks- One of biology's most famous women that you may not know about

Henrietta Lacks’ cells were taken without her consent or knowledge. Many medical advancements happened because of her immortal HeLa cells.


 

Learn More!

1. Cracking the Code of the Human Genome: Henrietta Lacks’ ‘Immortal’ Cells by Sarah Zielinski for Smithsonian.com~ (Smithsonian Article PDF)

2. HeLa Cells

3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Henrietta Lacks- One of biology's most famous women that you may not know about

  • Listen to a great NPR interview with Rebecca Skloot.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Biography Sketch: Henrietta Lacks

  1. I read this novel several years ago and have recommended to family, friends, and Goodreads followers. It is an incredible biography and the author Rebecca Skloot provided details covering all facets of Henrietta Lack’s life, family, doctors, and the significance of her HeLa cells in the field medicine.

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