"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is a profoundly moving and intellectually stimulating book by Rebecca Skloot that masterfully weaves science, ethics, and the deeply personal story of a woman whose life, in a way, continues to affect the world today. The book revolves around the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells, known as HeLa cells, were taken without her consent in 1951 and have since become one of the most critical tools in modern medicine and scientific research.