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    November 23, 2010

    NPR calls The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks One of the Best Conversation Starters of 2010

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    From National Public Radio today:  “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a remarkable feat of investigative journalism and a moving work of narrative nonfiction that reads with the vividness and urgency of fiction. It also raises sometimes uncomfortable questions with no clear-cut answers about whether people should be remunerated for their physical, genetic contributions to research and about the role of profit in science.”

    NPR has named the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as one of the Best Conversation Starters of 2010.  Full story online here.

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