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Henrietta Lacks

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.

Henrietta Lacks' Family Finally Gets Say On Use Of Matriarch's DNA Info

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Some 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or con...

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 a...

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 ...

Oprah To Produce 'Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks' MOVIE For HBO

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey is joining with Alan Ball to produce an HBO film based on the nonfiction best-seller "The Immortal Life of Henrietta La...