The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

This true story is about an African-American woman whose cells have been used in medical research without her permission or knowledge. Lacks passed away in 1951 from cancer, and her story rang loudly after Skloot’s book tracked the unauthorized use of Lack’s cells to fuel unprecedented scientific discoveries.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will be released on April 22nd on HBO.

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