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The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks : [large print book discussion kit]

Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publisher: [Frankfort, Ky. : Assembled by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 2011 ]
Series: KDLA large print book discussion kits for Kentucky public libraries.
Edition/Format:   Kit : CD audio   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Science journalist chronicles the life of African American Henrietta Lacks, who in 1951 had cervical tissue removed and grown in culture--without her permission--producing the first continuously replicating human-cell samples for research. Discusses subsequent medical breakthroughs, including the polio vaccine and AIDS treatment. Explores bioethical concerns involving tissue ownership.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Large type books
Book discussion kit
Biography
Named Person: Henrietta Lacks
Material Type: Kit
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Skloot
ISBN: 9781410427922 1410427927 9780307712523 0307712524
OCLC Number: 907023523
Notes: Edition of book used: Thorndike Press, 2010.
Subtitle devised by cataloger.
Assembled by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
For in-state use only. Requests must be submitted by Kentucky public libraries.
Description: 15 books (619 p.), 1 sound recording (10 CDs, 12 hr., 31 min.), 1 discussion guide ; in wheeled bag.
Series Title: KDLA large print book discussion kits for Kentucky public libraries.
Responsibility: Rebecca Skloot.

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Science journalist chronicles the life of African American Henrietta Lacks, who in 1951 had cervical tissue removed and grown in culture--without her permission--producing the first continuously replicating human-cell samples for research. Discusses subsequent medical breakthroughs, including the polio vaccine and AIDS treatment. Explores bioethical concerns involving tissue ownership.

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