The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Fun Activities

Rebecca Skloot
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Present a Court Case

After completing the book, develop your own case for the Lacks family as if you are an attorney representing them in a court of law. What standards, practices, and laws would you present to the court? Why?

News Article

Conduct research and locate a news article from a current periodical that deals with some aspect of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. What new scientific studies have been published and how were HeLa cells used in their research?

Genealogy and Ancestry

Due to HeLa cells, there have been many advances in the fields of genealogy and anthropology. Conduct your own study of your genealogical past and develop a project that details your findings and the influences of HeLa cells on your research.

Further Reading

On the website for author Rebecca Skloot, one can find several links to the Lacks family as well as their...

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