Henrietta Lacks

Oprah plays the daughter of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were stolen and sold globally, generating billions in medical advancements. HBO premieres The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Saturday, April 22 at 8 pm ET.

  VIA: New York Times 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 […]