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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 […]



    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 […]



    Monday, August 8th, 2011

    TV Quiz Show Jeopardy! Features Question about The Immortal Life

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    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

    “Seeing Eye Horse” – Good Morning America Segment on Non-Canine Service Animals Misses Key Issues

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    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

    A Nation Obsessed With Jade Goody’s Cervical Cancer But Not Mentioning Why She’s Dying From It

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    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.



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