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    October 7, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Named as Finalist for Two Book Awards

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    This just in:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been named as a finalist for the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, which celebrates medicine in literature, as well as for the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science’s 2010 award for Excellence in Science Books, which honors science writing that’s accessible to all age groups.  The Immortal Life is a finalist in the Young Adult category, and is being taught widely in high schools.

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