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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
Call Number: RC265.6.L24 S55 2010
ISBN: 1400052173
Skloot brilliantly weaves together the story of Henrietta Lacks - a woman whose cells have been unwittingly used for scientific research since the 1950s - with the birth of bioethics, and the dark history of experimentation on African Americans.


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The Agenda with Steve Paikin

The Debate: Who Owns Your Genetic Material?

(Broadcast Date: 06 May 2010/Running Time: 35:58)


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