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Rebecca Skloot

Autor(a) de The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

10+ Works 14,663 Membros 742 Críticas 8 Favorited

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Obras por Rebecca Skloot

Associated Works

Best Food Writing 2005 (Best Food Writing) (2005) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks [2017 film] (2017) — Original book — 24 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Skloot, Rebecca
Data de nascimento
1972-09-19
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Springfield, Illinois
Locais de residência
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
New York, New York, USA
Portland, Oregon, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Educação
University of Pittsburgh (MFA|2008)
Colorado State University (BS - Biological Sciences)
Ocupações
professor
science writer
journalist
Relações
Skloot, Floyd (father)
Organizações
University of Memphis
National Book Critics Circle (vice president)
Popular Science

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Rebecca Skloot runs Culture Dish, her blog on science, life, and writing, which is hosted by Seed Magazine.

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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 | 736 outras críticas | 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 | 736 outras críticas | 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 | 736 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Rebecca Skloot writes a fantastic biography of Henrietta Lacks, the woman responsible for most of the known cell cultures available in the world today. History is mixed with present-day narrative as Rebecca looks into the medical and family past of the Lacks family.
 
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ohheybrian | 736 outras críticas | Dec 29, 2023 |

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Sara R. Acedo Cover designer
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Estatísticas

Obras
10
Also by
2
Membros
14,663
Popularidade
#1,572
Avaliação
4.2
Críticas
742
ISBN
74
Línguas
13
Marcado como favorito
8

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