Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Diseases / Cancer, Medical
Publisher: Broadway Books
Street Date: March 8, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0439
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization and gene mapping. Includes reading-group guide. Reprint. A best-selling book.