Thursday, December 31st, 2015
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
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 […]
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
The Washington Post named Rebecca Skloot as one of their Five Surprising Leaders of 2010, saying: Prior to 2010, Rebecca Skloot was a little-known science […]
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Very exciting news, just in: Amazon has named The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as the Best Book of 2010. From their announcement: Our Best […]
Sunday, October 31st, 2010
In a historic reversal of a longstanding and controversial policy, the U.S. Government has just filed a legal brief saying that genes should not be […]
Friday, August 6th, 2010
Tomorrow, the town of Turner Station just outside of Baltimore will place a historic marker at 713 New Pittsburgh Ave, the home where Henrietta Lacks […]
Saturday, July 24th, 2010
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 […]
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
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.
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
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?
Saturday, May 29th, 2010
Henrietta Lacks (aka HeLa) has been lying in an unmarked grave since her death in 1951. Today, thanks to Dr. Roland Pattillo at Morehouse School of Medicine, who donated a headstone for her after reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, her grave is officially marked. Photo included.