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    Monday, May 31st, 2010

    More on Henrietta Lacks’s New Grave Marker

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    Anyone interested in Henrietta Lacks and the grave marker finally placed on her long unmarked grave this weekend should click here immediately for a beautiful post by scientist David Kroll, who attended the unveiling ceremony and took many photos.



    Saturday, May 29th, 2010

    Radiolab Episode Based On Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Features Audio From Skloot’s Research Tapes, & More

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    Radiolab just aired a beautiful piece based on Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks — a must-listen for all who’ve read the book, and anyone interested […]



    Saturday, May 29th, 2010

    A Historic Day: Henrietta Lacks’s Long Unmarked Grave Finally Gets a Headstone

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    Henrietta Lacks (aka HeLa) has been lying in an unmarked grave since her death in 1951. Today, thanks to Dr. Roland Pattillo at Morehouse School of Medicine, who donated a headstone for her after reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, her grave is officially marked. Photo included.



    Thursday, May 13th, 2010

    HeLa Onscreen: Oprah and Alan Ball to Make Film of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for HBO

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    This just in: Oprah and Alan Ball will be making the movie version of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for HBO. Skloot talks about the film, speculation about actors, and why HBO is the perfect home for the HeLa movie.



    Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

    Oprah and Alan Ball to Make Film of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for HBO

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    Very exciting news:  Oprah and Alan Ball have teamed up with HBO to create the film version of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Can […]



    Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

    Oprah.com Recommends The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as an Ideal Mothers Day Gift

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    Oprah.com recommended 16 books as ideal mother’s day gifts, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was one of the first on the list.



    Saturday, May 8th, 2010

    Rebecca Skloot on The Agenda Talking About The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Rebecca Skloot appeared on The Agenda this week talking about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and answering some frequently asked questions about […]



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