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Henrietta Lives On: The Powerful Intersection of Biology, DNA Mapping, and Ethics

Course number : ILR952   ID : 18786    Section number : 1
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as code name HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951. They became one of the most important tools in medicine as they were vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Ironically, her family has struggled to gain access to the very health care advances their mother’s cells helped make possible. This course involves reading and discussing the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Class Details

5 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Conference Center (E Building)

Continuing Education Instructor 



Please read:  A copy of the book will be given to students on the first day of class.

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/24/2019 - 10/22/2019 Weekly - Tue 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Frederick, Conference Center (E Building)  Map, Room: E126C Continuing Education Instructor