Why Rebecca Skloot wrote ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a 2010 bestseller and now an HBO film, tells the story of a journalist’s search to learn more about the real woman behind HeLa cells, which have been essential to numerous medical breakthroughs. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke with Rebecca Skloot about how she became obsessed with Henrietta Lacks.