The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The book shocked the world in 2010. Reveals closed secrets of genetics. For the first time, it was possible to cultivate the “immortal” cells of the human body in the 1950s. It literally inverted all medical science. And people inevitably became the subject of “buying and selling”: some rich people, others did not even suspect that “experiments” were being conducted on them. This book is a dramatic story about the fate of a simple woman who gave her immortal cells to the world, honest and dishonest doctors, court battles, and the birth of bioethics. A beautiful and dramatic scientific study, from which it is impossible to come off.