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    Saturday, July 24th, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Chosen as Boston Globe and TED Book Club Picks

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is being read by book clubs around the world, including several associated with organizations (like TED) and publications, including […]



    Thursday, July 8th, 2010

    Pardon Our Dust While We Move

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    As many of you know, I moved my blog Culture Dish yesterday from ScienceBlogs, where it’s been the past few years.  As Carl Zimmer pointed […]



    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

    Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Named as one of Ten “Best Books of the Year … So Far” by Amazon

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    Amazon.com calls The Immortal Life one of the “must-reads of the year,” naming it one of the top ten “Best Books of the Year” to […]



    Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

    Culture Dish Doesn’t Live at ScienceBlogs Anymore

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    A serious conflict of interest and transparency problem has arisen on ScienceBlogs. Like several other bloggers here, I’m now on a Pepsi-Induced Hiatus, however like like David Dobb’s and Blake Stacy, my hiatus from ScienceBlogs will be permanent.



    Friday, July 2nd, 2010

    Detailed Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks FAQ Page Now Online

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    Skloot’s Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks FAQ page is now online, and addressing questions ranging from why HeLa cells are immortal to how the Lacks family is benefiting from the book. It also includes answers to commonly asked writing questions, like, How do I break into science writing? You can read it online here.



    Thursday, July 1st, 2010

    NPR Names The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as one of the Top Five Best of the Bestsellers

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    NPR has just named The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as one of the top five Best of the Bestsellers (the only nonfiction book in […]



    Thursday, July 1st, 2010

    First Experiment to Attempt Prevention of Homosexuality in Womb? Really?

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    A study involving off-label use of dexamethasone in pregnant women (without IRB oversight) is being called “The First Experiment to Attempt Prevention of Homosexuality.” Is it?



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