Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Your cells and genetic information can be used in research without your knowledge — this happens all the time. It leads to important medical advances […]
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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 […]
Monday, August 8th, 2011
On July 29, 2011, The Immortal Life was a “double jeopardy” question on the TV Quiz Show Jeopardy!. Rebecca Skloot was flooded with emails, tweets, […]
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Good Morning America’s segment today on non-canine service animals was a classic oversimplification of a complex story that makes one of the most common media mistakes: it focuses on the quirk without getting into any of the serious issues involved.
Saturday, February 28th, 2009
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.