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iopuy · 2018-05-16 · Original thread
If anyone is curious about her life and contributions to science, I'd pick up a copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks ( It touches on some pretty heavy sociological issues as well.
eldude · 2013-06-13 · Original thread
Michael Crichton's novel "Next"[1] was a fantastic exploration of the implications of such issues being brought up here like: liability when the infringing patents are in you, in animals, in human-animal hybrids capable of human-level intelligence, and how the world deals with life when Man plays god.

Another excellent book on the ethics of bio-engineering and patentability is the true story, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."[2]

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pacaro · 2012-11-28 · Original thread
For the interested, I can highly recommend "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" -
JeffJenkins · 2010-12-29 · Original thread
If anyone is interested, this is an excellent book on her life and what happened:

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