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    Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Gets Starred PW Review and a Shiny New Cover


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    In a starred pre-publication review, Publishers Weekly calls The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (about HeLa, by yours truly), “a remarkable debut … a rich, resonant tale of modern science, the wonders it can perform and how easily it can exploit society’s most vulnerable people.” See post for full review, and the book’s shiny new cover!

    Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

    Jade Goody Dies from Cervical Cancer


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    Not long ago, I posted about the fact that the world was obsessed with Jade Goody’s cancer, but not talking about the real story behind […]

    Saturday, February 28th, 2009

    A Nation Obsessed With Jade Goody’s Cervical Cancer But Not Mentioning Why She’s Dying From It


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    The media is obsessed with Jade Goody, who is dying on television at the age of 27 from stage 4 cervical cancer. But most coverage misses the real story, and an opportunity to educate women.

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