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The Immortal Cell

One Scientist"s Quest to Solve the Mystery of Human Aging

by Michael D. West

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Published by Doubleday .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7440918M
ISBN 100385509286
ISBN 109780385509282

  When Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cancer in , 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. Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly/5().

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks (Renée Elise Goldsberry), an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Oprah Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot (Rose Byrne), to learn about the mother she never . In , Rebecca Skloot published The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a compelling look at Henrietta Lacks’ story, her impact on medical science, and important bioethical book became the basis for the HBO/Harpo film by the same name, which was released in April Henrietta Lacks was a woman who unknowingly donated her cells here at Hopkins in , .

Skloot's debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly became a New York Times bestseller. It 4/5(4K). Also consider these LitLovers talking points to help get a discussion started for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: 1. Start by unraveling the complicated history of Henrietta Lacks's tissue cells. Who did what with the cells, when, where and for what purpose? Who benefited, scientifically, medically, and monetarily? 2.


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The Immortal Cell by Michael D. West Download PDF EPUB FB2

Part memoir, part adventure story, The Immortal Cell chronicles the breakthroughs Dr. West and other scientists have made in biotechnology over the past decade – and the astonishing potential they offer us to cure diseases and improve the quality of human by: 8.

The recent book with the title of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” and the movie based on it, deal more with the social and human consequences of a woman's cells being in perpetual use since the 's without her family's consent and without her /5(3).

"The Immortal Cell" is the extraordinary story of breakthrough discoveries in cell aging, stem cell research, and therapeutic cloning, their impact on the conquest of cancer and other diseases, and the tremendous promise they hold for dramatically extending human life/5.

Part memoir, part adventure story, The Immortal Cell. chronicles the breakthroughs Dr. West and other scientists have made in biotechnology over the past decade - and the astonishing potential they offer us to cure diseases and improve the quality of human life.

Michael West is the CEO of Advanced Cell : Michael D. West. THE IMMORTAL CELL. One Scientists’s Daring Quest to Solve the Mystery of Human Aging. by Michael D.

West. BUY NOW FROM Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and Author: Michael D. West. Henrietta Lacks’ ‘Immortal’ Cells Journalist Rebecca Skloot’s new book investigates how a poor black tobacco farmer had a groundbreaking impact on modern medicineAuthor: Sarah Zielinski.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Summary. Science writer Rebecca Skloot has always been obsessed with Henrietta Lacks, the African-American woman whose cancer cells were harvested and used to create an immortal cell line for scientific e there isn't much information about Henrietta and her family, Skloot wants to tell their story.

HeLa Cells ; Henrietta's Daughter with a Photo of HeLa Cells ; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway Books,pages, $) Also an HBO movie () starring Author: Skye Anderson. This interview was originally broadcast on February 2, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is now available in paperback.

Inan African-American woman named Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with terminal cervical. "The Immortal Cell" is the extraordinary story of breakthrough discoveries in cell aging, stem cell research, and therapeutic cloning, their impact on the conquest of cancer and other diseases, and the tremendous promise they hold for dramatically extending human life.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks () is a non-fiction book by American author Rebecca Skloot. It was the winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine/5(K).

Rebecca Skloot and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”. The author of the New York Times bestseller discusses her landmark book. There isn’t a person reading this who hasn’t benefitted from Henrietta’s cells, code named HeLa, which were taken without her knowledge in Author: Rebecca Skloot.

First is Henrietta Lacks, the titular character whose cells have saved millions of lives around the world. There is also Rebecca Skloot herself, who pieces together Henrietta’s untold story and tells it to the world in the form of The Immortal Life of Henrietta : Rebecca Skloot.

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks brings to mind the work of Philip K. Dick and Edgar Allan Poe. But this tale is true.

Rebecca Skloot explores the racism and greed, the idealism and faith in science that helped to save thousands of lives but nearly destroyed a family. This is an extraordinary book, haunting and beautifully told.”.

George ’s wife and fellow researcher, Margaret has trained as a surgical nurse, and believes that creating a sterile environment is crucial to encouraging an immortal cell culture. Mary Kubicek Twenty-one years old and working at George Gey ’s lab, Mary processes Henrietta ’s cell sample despite her initial belief that the cells aren’t.

Study Guide for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks study guide contains a biography of Rebecca Skloot, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and : Rebecca Skloot.

These “immortal” cells remain “alive,” 60 years after her death, revolutionizing medical research. In her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot documents the histories of both the cell line—called the HeLa cell line after the first two letters of her first and last names to protect her identity—and the Lacks family.

The Geys were determined to grow the first immortal human cells: a continuously dividing line of cells all descended from one original sample, cells that would constantly replenish themselves and never die.

(30). Buy The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks First Paperback Edition by Skloot, Rebecca (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(K). HeLa Cells is one of the most popular cell lines around the world because they are easy to grow and store. This book helped explained how HeLa Cells came about.

Before Rebecca Skloot wrote this book, many people did not know where the cells came from nor did they know about the background of Henrietta/5(25).

Her cells are the first immortal cells that are grown in a lab and lead to the theme of immortality described by the author in the book.

Skloot also describes medical ethics in her book. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Audiobook is a popular biography written by Rebecca Skloot. The Book was published on February 2, by Crown Publishing Group.HeLa was the subject of a book by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, investigating the historical context of the cell line and how the Lacks family was involved its use.

[11] A novelette by N. K. Jemisin titled "Emergency Skin" involves a future agent arriving on the abandoned Earth in search of HeLa culture.Although HeLa is spreading, Gey doesn’t mention Henrietta or her cells in the press, so the general public doesn’t learn about his innovation.

Rebecca explains, however, that cell culture had become unpopular in the press in recent years. This began inwhen a French surgeon named Alexis Carrel claimed to have grown an “immortal chicken heart.”.