The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot?

Discuss the background that led to the discovery of HeLa cells. Who was Henretta Lacks? What happened to her? How were HeLa cells discovered?

Why was the discovery of HeLa cells difficult for the Lacks family? Was the publication of the book a good thing for the Lacks family? Why? Why not?

What do you think that medical science owes to individuals like Ms. Lacks who makes significant contributions to scientific knowledge?

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