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Campus Read: Sonny Lacks 

When: Thu., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. 2011
Price: FREE
David "Sonny" Lacks is the son of Henrietta Lacks, known to scientists as HeLa. Henrietta's bodily cells were used to develop the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. She is the subject of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," which chronicles how the poor black tobacco farmer's cells have been bought and sold by the billions in the medical science field. Sonny Lacks will speak about his mother and the history of experimentation on African Americans.

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