The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
As much as I love fiction novels, every once in a while, I come across a book that changes how I think about the world. When I was a researcher during the final days of my bachelor's degree, I used HeLA cells in my lab. We knew they were from a woman who died of ovarian cancer, nothing else. We didn't know her name. Reading this book shows how science often comes at the expense of others, and that we haven't always bee ethical or compassionate. It's the one book that I recommend to EVERYONE. It's a deep journey into the rabbit hole that is medical ethics, based around the woman who is responsible for more scientific breakthroughs than any other.