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    Sunday, November 29th, 2009

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in Booklist

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is featured in the December issue of Booklist, with a wonderful starred review (see below) and ‚ÄúStory Behind the […]



    Saturday, November 14th, 2009

    Skloot on the Cover of Publishers Weekly & Advance Praise for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Big week at Culture Dish: Skloot and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” on the cover of Publishers Weekly; an excerpt published; early praise from Susan Orlean, Ted Conover, Eric Schlosser, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and others; and professors respond to The Immortal Life.



    Saturday, November 14th, 2009

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Cover of Publishers Weekly, an Excerpt, and More

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly this week. Inside that issue was a profile of Skloot with […]



    Thursday, November 5th, 2009

    Get a Free Copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (aka HeLa) to Consider for Course Adoption, While Supplies Last

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    Calling all academics: If you’d like a free advanced copy of my book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, to consider it for course adoption, get thee to Random House’s academic blog and request a copy quick, while supplies last (which probably won’t be long at the rate things are going).



    Monday, November 2nd, 2009

    Court Upholds Rights of Scientists and Patients to Challenge Gene Patents

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    A federal district court has just agreed to hear the ACLU’s case against the breast cancer gene patent. When the case was first filed, many legal experts were sure the case would be dismissed due to it’s unusual approach: it claims that the practice of patenting genes is unconstitutional.



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