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Skloot, Rebecca 1972-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 204 publications in 18 languages and 11,877 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical films  Historical films  Television adaptations  Essays  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: RC265.6.L24, B
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Most widely held works about Rebecca Skloot
 
Most widely held works by Rebecca Skloot
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Book )

124 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 8,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Recording )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge, grown in culture and bought and sold by the billions -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy
The best American science and nature writing 2015 by Rebecca Skloot( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2014
The best American science writing, 2011( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects into one volume the most crucial, thought-provoking, and engaging science writing of the year 2011. Culled from a wide variety of publications, these selections of outstanding journalism cover the full spectrum of scientific inquiry, providing a comprehensive overview of the most compelling, relevant, and exciting developments in the world of science
Het onsterfelijke leven van Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van een Amerikaanse zwarte vrouw die aan kanker leed en bij wie als eerste met succes materiaal werd afgenomen voor de eerste menselijke celkweken
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s
Die Unsterblichkeit der Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sie wurden zum Mond geschossen und waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs, AIDS und Parkinson zu erzielen. Klonen. Genforschung und künstliche Befruchtung wären ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der Hela-Zeiten. Alber Hela steht nicht nur für eine Medizinrevolution, sondern auch für den Namen einer Frau, die durch ihre Zeiten untsterblich wurde: Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschend vermehrten. Damit war nicht nur der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft, sondern auch der Startschuss für ein Millionengeschäft gefallen
Henrietta Lacks' udødelige liv by Rebecca Skloot( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The: TV Tie-in by Rebecca Skloot( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now a major HBO Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black 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 modern medicine. Taken in 1951, these cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered the secrets of cancer, viruses and the effects of the atom bomb; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Now Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the coloured wards of Johns Hopkins in the 1950s to poverty stricken tenements of East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's children are unable to afford health insurance. Their story is inextricably linked to the birth of bioethics, the rise of multi-billion dollar biotech industry, and the legal battles that determine if we own our bodies
Summary : immortal life of henrietta lacks : Rebecca Skloot! : an incredible summary / [Alexander Cooper] by Alexander Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary and analysis of the book written by Rebecca Skloot: Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. Includes comprehension questions
La vie immortelle d'Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Recording )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrietta Lacks était une femme noire du sud des États-Unis, dont les cellules, prélevées à son insu, sont devenues vitales pour la recherche médicale. Emportée par un cancer foudroyant, en 1951, à l'âge de 31 ans, elle a contribué sans le savoir à la mise au point du vaccin contre la polio, au décryptage des tumeurs et des virus, à la mesure des effets de la bombe atomique, et à des avancées telles que la fécondation in vitro, le clonage ou la thérapie génique. À travers l'histoire de cette femme et de ses proches, Rebecca Skloot nous invite à réfléchir aux enjeux éthiques, financiers et sociaux de la recherche médicale. 2010, c2011
READS-TO-GO : [bookclub kit for Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den odödliga Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Recording )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I januari 1951 diagnosticerades Henrietta Lacks med cancer. Knappt nio månader senare avled hon. Men de cellprov som hennes läkare tog lever fortfarande. De har gett upphov till minst tre Nobelpris, de låg till grund för poliovaccinet, de har varit på månen. I dag finns det 17 000 patent baserade på Henrietta Lacks celler. Ett provrör med HeLa-celler kostar 256 dollar. Men Henrietta Lacks familj har aldrig fått ett öre i ersättning. Den odödliga Henrietta Lacks är en storartad berättelse om vetenskapens fantastiska förmåga att övervinna sjukdomar och skapa ett bra liv för oss alla. Men också en tragisk historia om krocken mellan medicin, etik och ras. Och inte minst djupt en skakande berättelse om en dotter, som förtärdes av frågor om den mor hon aldrig fick lära känna. [Elib]
Book Club kit : The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Kindle - NHPL Holstein 1( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Kindle is a "convenient, portable reading device with the ability to wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers."--Publisher website
Henrietty Lacks życie po śmierci by Rebecca Skloot( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Viaţa nemuritoare a Henriettei Lacks : poveste femeii care a revoluţionat medicina secolului XX by Rebecca Skloot( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks (Book Club Kit) by Rebecca Skloot( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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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Alternative Names
Rebecca Skloot Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Rebecca Skloot American writer

Rebecca Skloot Amerikaans journaliste

Rebecca Skloot escriptora estatunidenca

Rebecca Skloot escritora estadounidense

Rebecca Skloot journaliste et femme de lettres américaine

Rebecca Skloot scriitoare americană

Rebecca Skloot scrivor american

Rebecca Skloot usona verkisto

Rebecca Skloot yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Skloot, Rebecca L., 1972-

סקלוט, רבקה 1972-

רבקה סקלוט סופרת אמריקאית

스클루트, 레베카

スクルート, レベッカ

レベッカ・スクルート

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