The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks / Rebecca Skloot.
Author: Skloot, Rebecca, 1972-
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2010.
Description: x, 369 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Subject: Lacks, Henrietta, 1920-1951 Health.
Cancer Patients Virginia.
Contents: pt. 1. Life -- pt. 2. Death -- pt. 3. Immortality.
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.