The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

My teammates and I just finished reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, a novel that centers around a woman whose cells were taken from her nonconsensually. Henrietta Lacks was a black woman living in 1950s Virginia, when she developed cervical cancer. At the same time, Dr. George Gey was seeking cellsContinue reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

Cracking the Gene Code

If you could choose to read your future, how much would you want to know? Once questions of the future, these are now things we must ask ourselves. In the new age of gene sequencing, researchers can comb through a person’s genetic material to identify genetic mutations or incorrect nucleotides. This new ability presents bothContinue reading “Cracking the Gene Code”

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