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Henrietta Lacks: 5 Striking facts about the ‘Mother of Modern Medicine’

Hardly anyone knew of Henrietta Lacks’ life story prior to 2010. That year, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was released, and went on to become a New York Times best-seller. The biographical book told the story of a black woman born on a tobacco farm in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1920 who revolutionized medical research and […]