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    Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

    What’s the Most Important Lesson You Learned from a Teacher?

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    Steve Silberman over at NeuroTribes recently asked several writers to share stories about teachers who’d had important impacts on their lives. Here is Rebecca’s contribution […]



    Saturday, September 17th, 2011

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Wins Best Book Award from National Academies of Science

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    The National Academies of Science has just awarded its 2011 Best Book Award to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, calling it, “A compelling and […]



    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Named Best Sci-Tech Book of 2010 by Library Journal

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    Library Journal has named The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks a Best Sci-Tech Book of 2010. Click here to read the full text of their […]



    Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

    Paperback Edition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks On-Sale Today

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will be available in paperback wherever books are sold. Stop by your favorite local bookstore or order online today. […]



    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. […]



    Monday, December 27th, 2010

    The Final Tally Is In: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Appears on Over Sixty Best of the Year Lists

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    December 27, 2010: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks appeared on over sixty “Best of the Year 2010” lists, including the New York Times, The […]



    Thursday, March 18th, 2010

    Rebecca Skloot on The Colbert Report

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    “Skloot There it is!” Rebecca talked with Stephen Colbert about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, irony insurance, and little-known Centipede Cells this week on […]



    Saturday, September 19th, 2009

    International Talk Like a Pirate Day

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    It’s that time again: Today , September 19th, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Japanese Respect for the Aged day … and my birthday. […]



    Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

    Just in Time for Swine Flu season: Designer Respirator Masks!

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    What could possibly go better with an over-hyped pandemic threat than fashion accessories? The end of the world is near, but at least now we won’t look silly wearing our N95 respirator masks.



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