Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot
The author tells several stories in this book. She tells the story of Henrietta Lacks and her family; she tells about tissue research and the legal, moral and ethical issues that have evolved and it's history; and she tells the story of how she researched and learned about Henrietta's family.
The book is well written and very interesting.
It sounds like the author had quite an adventure over the years as she researched the story and Henrietta's family.
The issue of tissue research and use is a complex one and the author explains the history surrounding it very well.
I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend it.