'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' movie premieres Saturday

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" movie premieres Saturday night on HBO.

Oprah stars as Lacks' daughter Deborah Lacks, who learns how her mothers cancer majorly impacted genetic research for decades.

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Johns Hopkins Hospital took the HeLa cells without Lacks' knowledge in 1951.

The film is based on the true story of Lacks, a Baltimore native, as told in Rebecca Skloot's book of the same name.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" will air at 8 p.m. Saturday on HBO.


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