Thursday, January 13, 2011

Interesting book

Henrietta Lacks was a poor black women who died in 1951 but her cells continued to live on, her cells were the first 'immortal cells' that are still alive today! They are referred to as the "Hela" cells.  If you were to put together all of the cells ever grown from Hela it would be over 50 million tons! equal to one hundred Empire State buildings! The book is very interesting and it mostly about the life of Henrietta Lacks & her decendants' lives.  Very good read

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