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    May 29, 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 in it. This is the only media that includes Deborah Lacks talking about her mother’s cells, as well as audio footage from Rebecca Skloot’s research tapes. Listen to recordings of key scenes from the book, such as Deborah seeing her mother’s cells for the first time, and the faith healing performed on her by Gary Lacks. To hear it, click play below or visit Radiolab’s site here.

    *SPOILER ALERT* For those who have not finished reading the book, the last minute of this show contains information that some might wish to not hear until they’ve read the end of the book. To avoid hearing it, simply press stop after deborah says to her mother’s cells, “You’re famous, just nobody knows it.”

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