Bestselling Book Captures Heart of Cell Research Debate

Nov 13, 2011

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" has been on the New York Times bestseller list since February 2010, stirring controversy and raising questions about ethics. Dr. Paul Durham, professor of biology and director for the Center for Biomedical and Life Sciences at Missouri State University in the Jordan Valley Innovation Center, discusses Lacks' contribution and the continuation of biomedical ethical questions.

David "Sonny" Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks, will be the featured speaker Nov. 30 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. This question and answer session will begin at 7 p.m., and admission is free. Tickets will be required and may be picked up at JQH Arena, JKHHPA or Plaster Student Union box offices. Lacks will also be the guest on next week's edition of the Missouri State Journal.