The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
genre: science-cultural studies
by Rebecca Skloot
A wonderfully well-written book that's as much human interest as it is science. Spanning half a century, it tells the story of cell research, the woman's whose cells made it profitable and the long term effects on her family. One of the most moving books I have ever read and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants an excellent book. Very unusual for the genre.