The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot Definitely one of the best non fiction books I've read in a long time. Part historical recap of a scientific breakthrough, part report on a horrible injustice of the people affected by the case, Skloot manages to cover over 50 years of history, touching on subjects such as racism, civil liberties, ethics in science and the topic of whether or not we can lay claim to our own bodies. It drags a little towards the final 50 pages or so but overall it's a fascinating and heartbreaking account of an area in history often forgotten about or glossed over.