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Based on the best-selling nonfiction book of the same name, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks chronicles Deborah Lacks’ search, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot, to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs. Read More


“Reminds us that medical research can’t be separated from the messy lives that research impacts.”

— Vox


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