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    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 […]



    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, […]



    Thursday, September 8th, 2011

    The Atlantic Selects The Immortal Life for 1book140 Book Club

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    “We’re very excited to be reading a book that’s been tearing up the bestseller lists for the past two years, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life […]



    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

    One Book, One Town Community Read: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

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    Trumbull, CT will be holding a fantastic community read centered around The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from March 9 to April 16, 2011. Please […]



    Friday, March 4th, 2011

    General readers! Has Henrietta Lacks’s story captivated you? Have you benefited from her cells? Share your story.

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    If you have read The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, we want to hear from you! Since the book was published, readers of all kinds […]



    Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Takes Home Second Place Honors at B&N Discovery Prize

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    March 2, 2011: Barnes & Noble selects The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as the second place winner in the 2010 Discover Awards.



    Friday, February 4th, 2011

    Returning the Blessing of an Immortal Life

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    February 4, 2011: the New York Times talks to Rebecca Skloot about creating the Henrietta Lacks Foundation , and her hopes for the Foundation’s future. […]



    Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Wins GoodReads.com Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

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    January 5, 2011: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks wins the GoodReads.com Best Nonfiction Book of the Year for 2010. Rebecca Skloot Wins GoodReads.com Best […]



    Monday, December 27th, 2010

    The Final Tally Is In: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Appears on Over Sixty Best of the Year Lists

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    December 27, 2010: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks appeared on over sixty “Best of the Year 2010” lists, including the New York Times, The […]



    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.



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