How Immortal Is Henrietta Lacks, Really?

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks asks readers to consider if a woman who has been dead for 60 years remains in some sense “alive” because descendants of her cells continue to exist and propagate. This claim captures the complex ethical and legal issues at the heart of the book: What does it mean to be “alive?” In this installment of a continuing series, a panel of eminent religious scholars will explore the philosophical and theological roots of ethical and legal issues in the Lacks story, and in the process, they will look closely at views from major world religions of the East and West about what constitutes human life, human being, death and immortality. More information an online registration is here.