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PIRATE READ: Son brings story of Henrietta Lacks to life

(Nov. 14, 2012)   —   Whenever anyone mentions David “Sonny” Lacks’ mother, Henrietta, a small, private smile crosses his lips before he lifts his eyes and speaks. When he begins to talk about her, it’s in a reverent whisper, but his voice grows stronger as he launches into the story of Henrietta Lacks, her death and the ensuing tale of ethics, race and science that revolutionized modern medicine.