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Discover the story of an "immortal life"!

From: user 6.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 8:01 PM
Check out the story of Henrietta Lacks and how her cells became the standard of so much biological/medical research- she helped eradicate polio for example! Read Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks"! Skloot tells the story behind the story we learn in high school biology of a cell line that was pivotal to so many medical and biological discoveries- the HeLa cells (He = Henrietta & La = Lacks). Check out Skloot's website ( or choose your favorite review by searching your favorite browser with Skloot's or Lacks' name- NPR's Fresh Air, Dr. Isis the Scientist and a nice video explanation via The Science Cheerleader are a few good sources!

What do you think- should I have Rebecca Skloot be the speaker at a SoCal Science Cafe speaker? What say you?

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