"When Henrietta Lacks [the descendant of freed slaves] was diagnosed with cancer in 1951, doctors took her cells and grew them in test tubes. Those cells led to breakthroughs
in everything from Parkinson's to polio. But today, Henrietta is all but forgotten. In an excerpt from her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot tells her story."
Click here to read the excerpt.
I know you're busy. We're all busy. But please take the time to check out this incredible true account of life and death and science. I'm a 30 year cancer survivor and I owe a debt of gratitude to Henrietta and the scientists whose hard work make my life (and maybe yours as well) possible.
The book hits the stores on February 2nd. I can't wait.
Labels: Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot