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About Rebecca Skloot and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

About the Author What do goldfish surgery, helper monkeys, food addictions and human tissue ownership have in common? They are all topics explored in science writer Rebecca Skloot’s work. While taking a community college biology course at the age of … Continue reading

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Thank You for Celebrating Ten Years of One Read

Thank you to everyone who read or listened to Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and joined us for one of this year’s outstanding One Read events. The closing program, a visit with David “Sonny” Lacks, proved inspiring … Continue reading

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2011 One Read Flash Fiction Contest Winners Announced

As part of this year’s One Read program, we challenged writers to tell a story beginning with “There’s a photo on my wall of a woman I’ve never met,” the opening line from Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta … Continue reading

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Winners of “The Art of Science” Exhibit Announced

As part of the 2011 One Read program, we invited Missouri artists to contribute works inspired by the human body, the strange beauty of a cell viewed through a microscope or other intersections of art and science. Professional artist and … Continue reading

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One Read 2011 Photo Album

Take a look at photos from some of this year’s many events as our community explores the themes in Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

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