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

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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