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    Thursday, October 7th, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Named as Finalist for Two Book Awards

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    This just in:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been named as a finalist for the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, which celebrates medicine […]



    Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

    Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks FAQ #2: Did Skloot really flunk high school?

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    As part of an ongoing series answering FAQs about her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Skloot dishes on the fact that yes, it’s true, she flunked high school.



    Monday, April 5th, 2010

    Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks FAQ#1: How did Skloot learn about HeLa cells?

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    As part of an ongoing series answering FAQs about her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Skloot talks about how she first learned about the cells at 16 and why they grabbed her enough to spend decades writing a book about them.



    Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

    Join Culture Dish for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Launch Event

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    Are you in New York? Anywhere near New York? If so … mark your calendars and come join us for the PUBLIC BOOK LAUNCH EVENT we’ve all been waiting for (well, at least we here at Culture Dish have been waiting for it … plus a few other folks)



    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).



    Monday, October 26th, 2009

    Time to Register for ScienceOnline2010!

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    Yes folks, it’s that time again: Registration is now open for the great ScienceOnline2010 meeting …



    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!



    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.



    Friday, January 23rd, 2009

    Testosterone Research and My Latest Washington Post Book Review

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    In this Sunday’s Washington Post, I reviewed Hannah Holmes’s book The Well-Dressed Ape.  Overall it was a pretty positive review, but I criticized her for […]



    Saturday, January 17th, 2009

    Documents for my ScienceOnline 09 Getting Published Talk

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    Skloot’s tips for breaking into publication and getting paid to write



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