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    Saturday, November 14th, 2009

    Skloot on the Cover of Publishers Weekly & Advance Praise for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Big week at Culture Dish: Skloot and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” on the cover of Publishers Weekly; an excerpt published; early praise from Susan Orlean, Ted Conover, Eric Schlosser, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc and others; and professors respond to The Immortal Life.



    Thursday, November 5th, 2009

    Get a Free Copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (aka HeLa) to Consider for Course Adoption, While Supplies Last

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    Calling all academics: If you’d like a free advanced copy of my book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, to consider it for course adoption, get thee to Random House’s academic blog and request a copy quick, while supplies last (which probably won’t be long at the rate things are going).



    Thursday, October 29th, 2009

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Tour – Bring HeLa to Your Town

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    Skloot will be speaking about her new book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (aka HeLa), at universities, scientific organizations, bookstores, book groups, high schools, and more as part of a grass-roots, 3-month book tour (starting 2/2/10). See her interactive tour map to help bring the story of HeLa and the ethics of tissue culture to your town.



    Monday, October 5th, 2009

    Today: Nobel Prize Awarded for Telomerase Discovery, and the 58th Anniversary of Henrietta Lacks’s Death

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    It’s fitting that today — the day after the 58th anniversary of Henrietta Lacks‘s death — the Nobel Prize in medicine has been awarded to […]



    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!



    Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

    Amazing Archive of US Army Medical Illustrations and Photos Now Free Online

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    Amazing archive of previously unseen medical images now online free via Flickr … a beautiful treasure trove.



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