Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, tells the story of a young black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951—and left behind an inexplicably immortal line of cells known as HeLa. Henrietta Lacks, whose cells—harvested without her knowledge or consent—contributed to scientific advancements as varied as the polio vaccine, treatments for cancers and viruses, in-vitro fertilization, and the impact of space travel on human cells.
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|6:00 p.m. - 6:35 p.m.||Lecture on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks|
|6:35 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.||Q & A|
|7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.||Book Signing|