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The Resource The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Title
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Skloot.
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons--as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb's effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions
  • Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skloot, Rebecca
Dewey number
  • 616/.02774092
  • B
  • 616/.02774092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
1140L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Cassandra Campbell with Bahni Turpin
Reading level
8.0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Campbell, Cassandra
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lacks, Henrietta
  • Lacks, Henrietta
  • Lacks, Henrietta
  • Cancer
  • African American women
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • HeLa cells
  • Cancer
  • Cell culture
  • Medical ethics
  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cell culture
  • Health
  • HeLa cells
  • Medical ethics
  • Cancer
  • HeLa cells
  • Cancer
  • Cell culture
  • Medical ethics
  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Science
  • Virginia
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307712530
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012216745
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)535576697
System details
Requires Axis 360 app
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307712530
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012216745
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)535576697
System details
Requires Axis 360 app
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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