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Rebecca Skloot wants to hear from you! Every few weeks, she will post new questions that invite lively conversation. Join the discussion by posting a comment to one of the threads below. Or, you can share your story and tell us about your experience reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca will drop in from time to time, and your questions may be featured in upcoming discussion prompts. But this isn’t just a form for talking with Rebecca: One of the many themes in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is the importance of open communication between scientists and the general public. So this forum is a place for the public and scientists to talk. Explore all three communities: see what general readers are saying, what book groups are discussing, and what scientists are discovering.

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