Based on a true story, the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks centers on Rebecca Skloot and her quest to learn more about the immortal cell line of Henrietta Lacks. Mrs. Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, but her cancerous cells were harvested, without the knowledge of her family, and used to create an immortal cell line for scientific research. And now, the acclaimed book is a movie starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks hits HBO on April 22, 2017.
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