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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

NYTimes Publishes Correction 161 Years Later

Posted 03.04.2014 | Media

Better late than never? An 1853 report in the New York Times on the story that would eventually be told in the Oscar-winning film "12 Years a Slav...

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...

15 Beach Reads Worth Your Time and Money

LearnVest | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
LearnVest

All of these titles go great with sun and a splash of lemonade.

Amazon Releases First Best Books Of 2010 List, Includes 'Hornet's Nest,' 'The Passage'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Halfway into 2010, it's time for a best-of list for books, including the latest blockbuster from Stieg Larsson. The late Swedish aut...

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: Rebecca Skloot On 'The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Rebecca Skloot, the author of the recently published "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," talked to Stephen Colbert last night about the first person t...

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...

A Book of One's Own: The Myth of a Top Ten

Madeline Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Madeline Wheeler

When asked to come up with a list of the top 10 books for 2009 to counter Publisher's Weekly all male Top Ten Best Books of 2009, the 'She Writes' members decided to blog.