The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Several people with “skin like mine” felt the way I did when I watched the movie.
Her cells have contributed to nearly every area of medical research.
She's helped save countless women from the disease that killed her.
She is making sure we know, and never forget, Lacks' story through a new film on her life.
The world wouldn't be the same had it not been for Henrietta.
1960 HeLa cells accompany the Soviet satellite Korabl-Sputnik 2 into orbit, beating Yuri Gagarin and John Glenn to space
The movie tells the true story of the Lacks family's efforts to obtain justice for their late mother.
Greatness often breeds controversy. This has been the case for acclaimed books throughout history. Harry Potter for its glorification of witchcraft, Go Ask Alice for its depiction of harrowing teen drug use, and Brave New World for its unsettling vision of the future, but we love them anyway.
A mother from Knoxville, Tennessee, believes the New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has too much graphic information for her 15-year-old son and should not have been assigned as summer reading.
She thinks it could be told a "different way."
An article on Jan. 20, 1853, recounting the story of Solomon Northup, whose memoir “12 Years a Slave” became a movie 160
Like Henrietta Lacks' family, millions of us will soon confront questions about our genomes. We should learn as much as we can, and plan more carefully now, before it is too late. Our genomic data may reveal aspects of our fate, but we can still potentially control how and when the information is used.
"'That is private family information,'" Skloot quoted Jeri Lacks-Whye, Lacks' granddaughter, as saying. "'It shouldn't have