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New York : Crown, c2010.
x, 369 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -358) and index.