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    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, […]



    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 […]



    Thursday, March 31st, 2011

    WYSO Host Vick Mickunas Interviews Rebecca Skloot

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    In this interview with Vick Mickunas – creator of the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO, the NPR affiliate in Dayton, OH – Rebecca […]



    Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

    Washington Post Names Rebecca Skloot One of Five Surprising Leaders of 2010

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    The Washington Post named Rebecca Skloot as one of their Five Surprising Leaders of 2010, saying: Prior to 2010, Rebecca Skloot was a little-known science […]



    Monday, November 29th, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Chosen as New York Times Notable Book

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    The Immortal Life has been listed as a New York Times Notable Book of 2010, and also as one of the top 10 books of […]



    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

    NPR calls The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks One of the Best Conversation Starters of 2010

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    From National Public Radio today:  “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a remarkable feat of investigative journalism and a moving work of narrative nonfiction […]



    Thursday, November 18th, 2010

    The Oprah Magazine and Discover Name The Immortal Life as a Best Book of 2010

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    O, The Oprah Magazine has just named The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as one of the Best Books of 2010, and Discover Magazine has […]



    Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Wins 2010 Wellcome Trust Book Prize

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has just been announced as the winner of this year’s Wellcome Trust Book Prize: Ten years in the making, […]



    Thursday, November 4th, 2010

    Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Chosen as Best Book of 2010 by Amazon.com

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    Very exciting news, just in:  Amazon has named The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as the Best Book of 2010.  From their announcement: Our Best […]



    Sunday, October 31st, 2010

    US Government Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible For Patents

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    In a historic reversal of a longstanding and controversial policy, the U.S. Government has just filed a legal brief saying that genes should not be […]



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