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Best Food Writing 2005 (Best Food Writing) (2005) — Avustaja — 99 kappaletta
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks [2017 film] (2017) — Original book — 25 kappaletta

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I was really moved by this story. I don't read much nonfiction, but am very glad I made time for this one. It's filled with important information about Henrietta, the cells that have done so much for science, and the wreckage and pain that is often left behind when a loved one is lost, particularly in difficult circumstances. I learned so much, but also found myself very involved in the Lacks family's struggle. It's sad, touching, and finally hopeful.
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rknickme | 738 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 31, 2024 |
I waited about 2 years for this to become available at the library but was not disappointed.
A controversial subject dealt with in a thoughtful and balanced way
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cspiwak | 738 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
Good science writing. This book raises lots of questions about medical research and profits, race, poverty, education and ethical issues involving tissue and cell ownership.

The beginning of the book was a lot more interesting to me than the end. Part one concentrates more on Henrietta's cancer and diagnosis whereas the end of the book involves the author and Henrietta's family. The author is persistent and fearless in her pursuit of information for the book. Unfortunately the way the family was described made them appear unsympathetic or as one reviewer said "insufferable."

I do wish the author had stressed right from the start that the HeLa cells "taken without her knowledge" were cancer cells. The Drs. did take healthy tissue too but those cells did not survive.

I really like the quote the author used by Elie Wiesel. "We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph."
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ellink | 738 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
I read this during my first year of my PhD program and again just in the last few days. When I first read it, I was saddened by what pain Lacks experienced. And also by Deborah Lacks' grief and subsequent health challenges she and her family faced. Now that I am a scientific program officer, I am further horrified by the lack of informed consent that took place. And how people today think regulation is unnecessary and hinders research and development. An IRB is necessary.
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tyk314 | 738 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |



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