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The author of the book: Rebecca Skloot
Edition: Casa das Letras
Date of issue: May 2011
ISBN: 9724620212
ISBN 13: 9789724620213
Language: English
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O seu nome era Henrietta Lacks, mas os cientistas conhecem-na como HeLa. Era uma pobre assalariada numa plantação de tabaco, trabalhando a mesma terra do que os seus antepassados escravos. Mas as suas células - retiradas sem o seu conhecimento - tornaram-se numa das ferramentas mais importantes na Medicina: as primeiras células humanas «imortais» da ciência. Ainda estão vivas hoje, embora Henrietta tenha morrido há mais de sessenta anos. As células HeLa foram vitais para o desenvolvimento da vacina contra a poliomielite; contribuíram para os avanços médicos em relação ao cancro, aos vírus e aos efeitos da bomba atómica; ajudaram nas descobertas médicas importantes, como a fertilização in vitro, clonagem e mapeamento de genes; e, consequentemente, foram compradas e vendidas através de contratos multimilionários. No entanto, Henrietta Lacks permanece praticamente desconhecida.

Neste livro Rebecca Skloot conduz-nos numa extraordinária viagem, começando pela ala «de cor», do Johns Hopkins Hospital, em 1950, até aos grandes laboratórios cheios de células HeLa. A família de Henrietta não sabia da sua «imortalidade» e, embora as suas células tenham lançado uma indústria multimilionária, nunca viram um tostão. Como Rebecca Skloot tão brilhantemente mostra, a história da família Lacks está indissoluvelmente ligada à história da ciência, ao nascimento da bioética, e às infindáveis batalhas jurídicas sobre se podemos controlar as coisas de que somos feitos.


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Ebook A Vida Imortal de Henrietta Lacks read Online! Rebecca Skloot is an award winning science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications. She specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including goldfish surgery, tissue ownership rights, race and medicine, food politics, and packs of wild dogs in Manhattan. She has worked as a correspondent for WNYC’s Radiolab and PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW. She and her father, Floyd Skloot, are co-editors of The Best American Science Writing 2011 . You can read a selection of Rebecca Skloot's magazine writing on the Articles page of this site.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks , Skloot's debut book, took more than a decade to research and write, and instantly became a New York Times best-seller. She has been featured on numerous television shows, including CBS Sunday Morning, The Colbert Report, Fox Business News, and others, and was named One of Five Surprising Leaders of 2010 by the Washington Post. The Immortal Life was chosen as a best book of 2010 by more than 60 media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, O the Oprah Magazine, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, People Magazine, New York Times, and U.S. News and World Report; it was named The Best Book of 2010 by Amazon.com and a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. It has won numerous awards, including the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Wellcome Trust Book Prize, and two Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year and Best Debut Author of the year. It has received widespread critical acclaim, with reviews appearing in The New Yorker, Washington Post, Science, and many others. Dwight Garner of the New York Times said, "I put down Rebecca Skloot's first book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," more than once. Ten times, probably. Once to poke the fire. Once to silence a pinging BlackBerry. And eight times to chase my wife and assorted visitors around the house, to tell them I was holding one of the most graceful and moving nonfiction books I've read in a very long time …It has brains and pacing and nerve and heart.” See the press page of this site for more reactions to the book.

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