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    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

    What HeLa-related fact or issue would you, as a member of the scientific community, most want general readers to know after reading The Immortal Life?

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    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

    Did your book group discuss “the fine line between science and personal privacy”? (Thanks to book group member Charlie for this question!)

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    Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

    What specific issues does The Immortal Life invite us to consider when it comes to women and ethics in health care? (Thanks to HeLa reader Shana H. for this question!)

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    Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

    If you have used HeLa cells in the course of your professional or academic career, tell us about the research you’ve done using HeLa cells – how has HeLa contributed to your science? What have you learned from them?

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    Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

    Many book groups spend lots of time talking about Deborah’s sister, Elsie. How did your group discuss this part of the Lacks family story?

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    Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

    Did learning about Henrietta Lacks’s story change the way you see race and medical ethics in the U.S.?

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    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 […]



    Friday, March 4th, 2011

    Book Groups! Have you discussed The Immortal Life? What’s the issue that got you talking the most? Share your story.

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    If your book group is reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, we’d like to hear about it. Tell us about your experiences with the […]



    Friday, March 4th, 2011

    Scientists! Do you work with, study, or have thoughts about HeLa cells? What understanding do you most want the non-scientific community to come away with after having read The Immortal Life? Share your story.

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    After Rebecca Skloot’s book about Henrietta Lacks was first published in spring 2010, scientists and science writers of all disciplines praised the book for the […]



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