I finished this book a while back and was telling my 17-year-old son about it. It started a good half-hour debate on the power of education. In your opinion, what parts of […]
Chapter 17 explains the immoral research that doctors were performing on uninformed patients using HeLa cells. The chapter describes why the National Institutes of Health (NIH) determined that medical research involving human […]
Chapter 13 describes how Henrietta’s cells spread from Dr. Gey’s lab to the global science community, how Henrietta’s cells were used in the world’s first cell production factory, and how HeLa allowed […]
Short and sweet. Personal question time: What character were you intrigued by the most in this book and why?
The tissue samples taken from Henrietta begin to grow…something that had never happened before. George Gey agrees to share the growing cells. Comment on your perception of the sterility of the Gey’s […]
Hi Everyone, I hope you enjoyed this book as much as I did. It really opened my eyes to science, ethics, and ramifications of academic ignorance. I know the book is controversial, […]