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    Friday, May 22nd, 2009

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Now Available for Pre-Order

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    We’re thrilled to announce that as of today, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, is officially available for pre-order through amazon.com (the […]



    Monday, May 18th, 2009

    “Tales of a Literary Dynasty” on Rebecca Skloot and her father Floyd Skloot

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    Skloot is profiled in the current issue of Colorado State University’s alumni magazine:  “Tales of a Literary Dynasty: Between them, father and daughter writers Floyd […]



    Monday, May 18th, 2009

    Skloot in Slate’s Double X Magazine

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    Slate’s new Double X magazine has a new story by Rebecca Skloot: “Enough With Patenting the Breast Cancer Gene: The New Lawsuit That Could Prevent […]



    Sunday, May 17th, 2009

    Patent Dispute Prevents Patients From Getting Promising Drug for Lou Gehrig’s Disease

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    Speaking of the debate over patents interfering with medical care: A promising new drug for treating Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) is not available to patients due to a patent dispute.



    Friday, May 15th, 2009

    New Breast Cancer Gene Lawsuit Aims to End to All Gene Patenting. Will it Succeed?

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    The ACLU has launched a suit against the holder of the breast cancer gene patent with hopes of stopping the practice of gene patenting. Skloot covers the suit, its history, and its odds of success.



    Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

    Just in Time for Swine Flu season: Designer Respirator Masks!

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    What could possibly go better with an over-hyped pandemic threat than fashion accessories? The end of the world is near, but at least now we won’t look silly wearing our N95 respirator masks.



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