Rebecca Skloot - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • _The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks:_ A Question of Ethics

    Apr 3, 2013 by telynor is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A hard look at medical ethics, and the life and family of a poor woman.
    Cons: There was nothing wrong with this book.

    Summary: I've always been interested in science, and since my own struggle with cancer, especially so with how cancer is treated and studied. When I was a child, the word cancer had terrifying overtones and was spoken of in a whisper, and was more often than not, ... read more

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot: Research Ethics 101

    Apr 29, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Skloot does a great job of keeping things on a pop-science level
    Cons: Some may balk at the social commentary aspect

    Summary: It feels like I may be the last person to read Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a New York Times Bestseller now out in paperback (which is how I picked it up: on an impulse-buy sale table at a ... read more

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

    Feb 26, 2012 by millinocket is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some interesting science and one interesting human interest story
    Cons: The book is poorly put together

    Summary: I have to be honest.  I don’t get the big deal over this book.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a New York Times Bestseller, we read it for book club and umpteen people have told me how fascinating it all is.  ... read more

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

    Feb 10, 2012 by artemis8 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very interesting non-fiction book with science, people, and ethics
    Cons: Skloot's interpretation of the family is just that, it could be skewed

    Summary: My work has a reading club. I usually don't read the books on time, but I still want to read them. I recently listened to (on CD) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and really enjoyed it.This is a set of 10 disks that make up a little ... read more

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