Each week, Freda’s Voice holds The Friday 56, a booking meme. Essentially, you just grab a book, turn to page 56, post a sentence or a few sentences, and then join the link-up.
This week, I’m reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a really fascinating look at the creation of and fall-out over HeLa cells. HeLa cells have been used in a lot of medical research—but they came at a price. Henrietta Lacks didn’t know her cells were being used. Her family didn’t know.
The book brings up all kinds of interesting ethical questions and dilemmas, and it’s a well-crafted narrative.
Soon, George told a few of his closest colleagues that he thought his lab might have grown the first immortal human cells.
To which they replied, Can I have some? And George said yes.