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    Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

    HBO releases the official movie tie in website for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks with information about the cast & crew and special video features.

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    Click here for a behind the scenes look from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks airing Saturday, April 22nd at 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 […]



    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 […]



    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 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, July 26th, 2011

    UK Publisher of The Immortal Life Shares Story of UK Cover Design

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is being translated into more than twenty-five languages. Each international edition has its own unique cover, and we’ve gathered […]



    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

    One Book, One Town Community Read: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

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    Trumbull, CT will be holding a fantastic community read centered around The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks from March 9 to April 16, 2011. Please […]



    Friday, March 4th, 2011

    General readers! Has Henrietta Lacks’s story captivated you? Have you benefited from her cells? Share your story.

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    If you have read The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, we want to hear from you! Since the book was published, readers of all kinds […]



    Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Takes Home Second Place Honors at B&N Discovery Prize

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    March 2, 2011: Barnes & Noble selects The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as the second place winner in the 2010 Discover Awards.



    Friday, February 4th, 2011

    Returning the Blessing of an Immortal Life

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    February 4, 2011: the New York Times talks to Rebecca Skloot about creating the Henrietta Lacks Foundation , and her hopes for the Foundation’s future. […]



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