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    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, 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.



    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

    Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks FAQ #2: Did Skloot really flunk high school?

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    As part of an ongoing series answering FAQs about her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Skloot dishes on the fact that yes, it’s true, she flunked high school.



    Monday, April 5th, 2010

    Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks FAQ#1: How did Skloot learn about HeLa cells?

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    As part of an ongoing series answering FAQs about her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Skloot talks about how she first learned about the cells at 16 and why they grabbed her enough to spend decades writing a book about them.



    Monday, March 29th, 2010

    Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Tour Trailer Part 1

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    Here, in the first of what will be several trailers of The Immortal Book Tour, you can see bits of the tour, including the blizzard that nearly prevented Skloot from getting there, many great photos, footage of several Lacks family members talking about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and more.



    Sunday, March 21st, 2010

    Skloot Launches FAQ Blog Series Answering Reader Questions About The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Got any questions for Skloot about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks? Now’s the time to ask them … she’s launching a series in which she’ll answer FAQs on her blog. Now collecting questions from readers.



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