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Henrietta Lacks

Women Who Wrote, and Will Write, History

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

It's an honor to celebrate these women and countless others this month - the 28th annual Women's History month - who uncompromisingly pursued their passions and dreams, often in the face of criticism, stereotypes and stigma.

12 Essential Books About Race in America

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Talking about race isn't easy. It's personal, it's political, it's visceral. That these were two of the most hotly anticipated and talked-about books of the year only underscores the power of literature to provide a window into this most difficult of subjects. Here are twelve books that have changed the way we talk about race in America.

On World Cancer Day and During Black History Month: Honoring HeLa

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Although African-American women are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, they are still 41 percent more likely to die of it than white women.

Henrietta Lacks' Genes and All of Yours?

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Like Henrietta Lacks' family, millions of us will soon confront questions about our genomes. We should learn as much as we can, and plan more carefully now, before it is too late. Our genomic data may reveal aspects of our fate, but we can still potentially control how and when the information is used.

Woman's 'Immortal' Cells To Be Regulated Under New Plan

LiveScience | Wynne Parry | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

For decades, the immortal line of cells known as HeLa cells has been a crucial tool for researchers. But the cells' use has also been the source of an...

Rebecca Skloot on Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks... and Getting Kicked Out of Preschool

Mark Bazer | Posted 03.27.2013 | Science
Mark Bazer

Rebecca Skloot stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer at The Hideout, in Chicago, to talk about life after writing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, her childhood and her next book.

Cara Santa Maria

Her Cells Are Immortal. Could You Be Too?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.21.2012 | Science

Given the chance, would you want to live forever? In the Epic of Gilgamesh, written over 4,000 years ago, a Sumerian king seeks eternal life. And 500 ...

'Henrietta Lacks' Author Rebecca Skloot Ditches Book Festival

hamptonroads.com | Erica Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Best-selling author Rebecca Skloot has unexpectedly canceled her appearance at the ODU Literary Festival - a festival whose starting date was shifted ...