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UMBC Biologists Discuss 'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' at Library

Book about a Baltimore-area woman's role in a scientific breakthrough.

Two members of Department of Biology will moderate a discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the book by Rebecca Skloot about the Baltimore-area woman whose cancer cells provided the basis for the breakthrough of biotechnology, at the Arbutus Branch Library on Wednesday, Nov. 7 beginning at 7 p.m.

Cynthia Wagner and Sarah Leupen will discuss the fascinating and moving story of family, medicine and bioethics, steeped in Baltimore history. Light refreshments will be provided provided.

The Arbutus Branch Library is located at 855 Sulphur Spring Rd.

Lorna D. Rudnikas November 08, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Brings back memories of a radiobiology research lab (my first job at UMB) where HeLa cells played a huge role in the day to day cancer research program.

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