Recomiendo: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Para aquellas/os interesadas/os en asuntos de genero, racismo, historia del cáncer y de la investigación científica, conducta ética en la investigación y periodismo investigativo (entre otros muchos asuntos), les recomiendo este tremendo libro.

“Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. …The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of”. Rebecca Skloot, the author, http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/.

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Publicado el abril 27, 2011 en Recomendaciones. Añade a favoritos el enlace permanente. Deja un comentario.

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