Biology

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12:55 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Book Nook: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

24 years ago Rebecca Skloot was in her high school biology class when her teacher mentioned the case of a woman who was being treated for cancer in 1951. Her doctors had taken a sample of some cancerous cells from her. There was something unique about these cells; they kept on growing. They continue to be used today for medical research.

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