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The Immortal Henrietta Lacks on CBS News

“Somewhere in the humble family cemetery off a country road in the town of Clover in southern Virginia, a woman who died nearly 60 years ago lies in an unmarked grave.”   This statement begins correspondent Jim Axelrod’s moving piece … Continue reading

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Famous Tumors: Radiolab Presents Henrietta Lacks

Radiolab, with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, is a radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries. In May of 2010, they produced a podcast about “Famous Tumors,” including the one that eventually killed Henrietta … Continue reading

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Learn More About the 2011 One Read Finalists

The One Read reading panel narrowed the list of more than 90 book suggestions for the 2011 One Read choice to two top contenders. Between now and April 29, cast your vote for either “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett or … Continue reading

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