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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 […]



    Friday, June 7th, 2013

    The Sequel to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Now Online (Free)

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    The story goes on: Recently, scientists announced that they’d sequenced the genome of Henrietta Lacks’s cells and published it online, where it was freely available […]



    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

    World Book Night

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    World Book Night was celebrated in cities all over the United States on April 23, 2012 when 25,000 givers across the country distributed half a […]



    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 […]



    Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

    Washington Post Names Rebecca Skloot One of Five Surprising Leaders of 2010

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    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 […]



    Monday, November 29th, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Chosen as New York Times Notable Book

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    The Immortal Life has been listed as a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, and also as one of the top 10 books of […]



    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

    NPR calls The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks One of the Best Conversation Starters of 2010

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    From National Public Radio today:  “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a remarkable feat of investigative journalism and a moving work of narrative nonfiction […]



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