Henrietta死了,但她的细胞会永远活下去

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Cover The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
Broadway Books
2011
381

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.

黑人女性Henrietta Lacks于20世纪50年代死于宫颈癌,然而,如果没有她,也许也没有你和我。她用于活检的宫颈细胞发生了一点奇异的变异,使得细胞可以无限增殖下去,这就是人类历史上第一个不死的细胞系——海拉细胞系。[……]

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Valar Morghulis:凡人皆有一死

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Book Cover Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande
Metropolitan Books
October 7, 2014
304

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending

这本书探讨了生命、医学以及死亡的选择。[……]

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