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Rebecca Skloot

Rebecca Skloot appears in the following:

Short Science: New Era of HeLa Research

Monday, August 19, 2013

Rebecca Skloot discusses the new agreement between the National Institutes of Health and the Lacks family about the use of HeLa cells - derived from Henrietta Lacks in 1951 without her or her family's consent - which have been integral to bio-medical research. Skloot is a journalist and author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. 

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Compensation Finally Comes to Family of Henrietta Lacks

Friday, August 09, 2013

In 1951 when Henrietta Lacks was 31-years-old, doctors harvested her cells while treating her for cancer. Researchers have been using those cells ever since—in over 74,000 medical experiments—while giving none of the profits to the Lacks family. But this week, the National Institutes of Health decided to change that. Rebecca Skloot, author “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” explains.

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Rosalind Franklin and Other Unsung Female Heroes of Science

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sixty years ago this week, James Watson and Francis Crick unveiled their model for the structure of DNA in the journal Nature. It was a revolutionary event, but it wasn’t built on their work alone.

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Famous Tumors

Monday, May 17, 2010

Say hello to the growth that killed Ulysses S. Grant, & get to know the woman whose cancer cells changed modern medicine.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rebecca Skloot discusses the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. Her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of the Lacks family, the dark history of experimentation on ...

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