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    Friday, July 31st, 2020

    CELLebrating the Centennial of Henrietta Lacks

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    Join us as we honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henrietta Lacks. Born on August 1, 1920, Henrietta, was a wife, mother of five, and resident of Turner Station, Maryland – and the Mother of Modern Medicine,” who changed the world with the gift of her immortal HeLa cells.



    Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

    HBO releases the official movie tie in website for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks with information about the cast & crew and special video features.

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    Click here for a behind the scenes look from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks airing Saturday, April 22nd at 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 […]



    Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

    See the first photos of Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks and Rose Byrne as Rebecca Skloot in HBO’s film adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Friday, August 19th, 2016

    Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne to Star in Film Adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Fabulous news: HBO Films has begun shooting the film adaptation of Rebecca’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which will star Oprah Winfrey as […]



    Thursday, December 31st, 2015

    Controversial New Regulations Proposed to Require Consent for All Tissue Research. Rebecca Skloot’s new OpEd Urges Action

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    Your cells and genetic information can be used in research without your knowledge — this happens all the time. It leads to important medical advances […]



    Thursday, September 19th, 2013

    NIH and Lacks Family Reach Deal Over Use of HeLa Genome – The Sequel to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (free)

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    On March 23, 2013, Rebecca Skloot wrote an OpEd for The New York Times titled, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: The Sequel.” It begins […]



    Friday, June 7th, 2013

    The Sequel to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Now Online (Free)

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    The story goes on: Recently, scientists announced that they’d sequenced the genome of Henrietta Lacks’s cells and published it online, where it was freely available […]



    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

    World Book Night

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    World Book Night was celebrated in cities all over the United States on April 23, 2012 when 25,000 givers across the country distributed half a […]



    Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author Rebecca Skloot to explore human-animal bond in new book for Crown

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    Contact: David Drake 212-782-9001; ddrake@randomhouse.com THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS AUTHOR REBECCA SKLOOT TO EXPLORE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND IN NEW BOOK FOR CROWN (New York, […]



    Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

    What’s the Most Important Lesson You Learned from a Teacher?

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    Steve Silberman over at NeuroTribes recently asked several writers to share stories about teachers who’d had important impacts on their lives. Here is Rebecca’s contribution […]



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