The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

NWABR is proud to announce the availability of a discussion guide to enhance active reading and consideration of issues raised in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks details journalist Rebecca Skloot's quest to tell the true story about a woman (and her family), whose cancer cells were the first human cells grown successfully in a laboratory. The story is one of cutting edge biomedical research, costs of power imbalance, the influence of faith and family history on the way people perceive their experiences, the nature of responsibility and ethics in research with human participants, and the great potential of relationships to heal or deepen our wounds.

Click here to download the Discussion Guide.

Contact NWABR to learn more about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks discussion in your area. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: A Discussion Guide is a collaboration between Northwest Association for Biomedical Research and University of Washington with funding from NIH grant 1UL1RR025014.

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