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what is the main purpose of the book the immortal life of henrietta lacks?

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    To tell the story of the woman behind the only immortal line of cells ever discovered.

    Henrietta Lacks died in 1951, but the cancer cells taken from her during surgery are

    still multiplying, and have been a factor in numerous medical treatments over the past several decades.

    Medical professionals have long known of the HeLa cells, but Rebecca Skloot's mission

    is to let the general public know the human being behind those cells.

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