The Resource The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot, (electronic resource)

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot, (electronic resource)

Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Title
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Skloot
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons--as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb's effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions
Member of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skloot, Rebecca
Dewey number
  • 616/.02774092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
RC265.6.L24
LC item number
S55 2010ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Read by Cassandra Campbell and Bahni Turpin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Campbell, Cassandra
  • Turpin, Bahni
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lacks, Henrietta
  • Cancer
  • HeLa cells
  • Cancer
  • Cell culture
  • Medical ethics
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Duration: 12:30:00
  • Includes an interview with the author
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307712516
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
2615090E-0B42-40C2-ABD3-6E05AAA66413
System control number
  • ocn535576697
  • (OCoLC)535576697
  • 239159
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (179866 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Duration: 12:30:00
  • Includes an interview with the author
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307712516
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
2615090E-0B42-40C2-ABD3-6E05AAA66413
System control number
  • ocn535576697
  • (OCoLC)535576697
  • 239159
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (179866 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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