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    Thursday, February 18th, 2010

    Entertainment Weekly Gives The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks an “A”

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    In a wonderful review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the current issue of Entertainment Weekly gives Skloot’s book an “A,” saying: “Through Lacks, […]



    Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

    Rebecca Skloot and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Live on WHYY’s Radio Times

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    Rebecca Skloot just finished a great hour-long in-studio interview with WHYY’s Radio Times.  The segment aired live, but you can now listen to it online […]



    Friday, February 12th, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Debuts on The New York Times Bestseller List

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    Less than a week after its publication, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has hit the New York Times Bestseller List at #5!



    Friday, February 12th, 2010

    Immortal Cells; Moral Issues

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    Today’s Baltimore Sun features a great OpEd by Ruth Faden, director of the bioethics institute at Johns Hopkins, exploring the ethical and moral issues raised […]



    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

    Rebecca Skloot and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Fresh Air With Terry Gross

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    For those who missed Skloot’s interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, you can listen to it here: ‘Henrietta Lacks’: A Donor’s Immortal Legacy:



    Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

    New York Times Rave Review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Unbelievably wonderful review of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in today’s New York Times! A thorny and provocative book about cancer, racism, scientific ethics […]



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