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Book cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Stinson Beach Memoir Book Club is reading a wonderful book for March. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an amazing true story that many of us have never even heard about. Henrietta was a poor Black woman who died of cancer in the early fifties. Her cancer cells were taken for research purposes.  These  cells, named HeLa, became one of the most important tools in medicine, helping with gene mapping, vaccines and cancer research.  Her family's story and the story of her living cells is "a riveting story of the collision between ethics,  race, and medicine." We will be discussing it on March 20th at 7 pm. at the Stinson  Beach library.

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