I have been behind on my 2017 reading challenge, school has been taking much of my time. Reading has been left for when I'm traveling on the subway.
Without Henrietta, alot of us may not be alive today. We owe it to Henrietta to know her story.
HeLa cells lead to breakthroughs in the study of herpes, leukemia, influenza, hemophilia, Parkinson's disease, certain types of genetic diagnoses, cancer, AIDS, cloning, the effects of radiation and toxic substances, and in vitro fertilization.
"The reason Henrietta's cells were so precious was because they allowed scientists to perform experiments that would have been impossible with a living human." - "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot #henriettalacks #rebeccaskloot #theimmortallifeofhenriettalacks #2017readingchallenge #book5of52 #thankyou