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    Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

    Rebecca Skloot Discusses The Immortal Life on BBC World Service

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    Now online: Rebecca Skloot discusses The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and the ethics of tissue research on BBC’s Health Check. Listen to the interview […]



    Sunday, June 27th, 2010

    PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Features The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks & Rebecca Skloot

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    PBS just aired a great segment on religion, ethics, and tissue research — it examines informed consent, who should profit from cells and tissues, and […]



    Friday, June 25th, 2010

    Rave Reviews for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in the UK

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was published a few weeks ago in the UK, where it’s getting rave reviews. Below, a sampling: “Immensely moving” […]



    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

    Rebecca Skloot Talks About How Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe and Hurricane Carter Helped Her Find the Structure of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    In a video interview on the Read and Roll show: “Skloot explains how two unlikely influences helped her shape “a rare and powerful combination of […]



    Monday, June 21st, 2010

    Guardian Podcast: Rebecca Skloot Discusses The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    On Science Weekly: The ‘immortal’ Henrietta Lacks. Alok Jha talks to Rebecca Skloot about the intriguing story of Henrietta Lacks and why she has been […]



    Saturday, June 5th, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Published in the UK to Rave Reviews

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was published in the UK yesterday to rave reviews:  The Times Literary Supplement calls it a “remarkable and moving […]



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