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    Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

    See the first photos of Oprah Winfrey as Deborah Lacks and Rose Byrne as Rebecca Skloot in HBO’s film adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Friday, August 19th, 2016

    Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne to Star in Film Adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    Fabulous news: HBO Films has begun shooting the film adaptation of Rebecca’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which will star Oprah Winfrey as […]



    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 […]



    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 […]



    Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author Rebecca Skloot to explore human-animal bond in new book for Crown

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    Contact: David Drake 212-782-9001; ddrake@randomhouse.com THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS AUTHOR REBECCA SKLOOT TO EXPLORE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND IN NEW BOOK FOR CROWN (New York, […]



    Thursday, September 8th, 2011

    The Atlantic Selects The Immortal Life for 1book140 Book Club

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    “We’re very excited to be reading a book that’s been tearing up the bestseller lists for the past two years, Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life […]



    Monday, August 29th, 2011

    NPR’s Talk of the Nation Interviews Rebecca Skloot about ‘Common Reads’ College Programs and The Immortal Life

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    NPR reports, “In recent years, a growing number of colleges have begun assigning “common reads,” books that all first year students read over the summer, […]



    Monday, August 22nd, 2011

    Henrietta Lacks’ Legacy Recognized with Virginia Historical Highway Marker

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    “A historical highway marker memorializing the legacy of Henrietta Lacks was dedicated at St. Matthew Baptist Church near Lacks’ final resting place,” reports the Gazette […]



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