Culture Dish & Henrietta Lacks

By Razib Khan | December 31, 2008 4:11 pm

ScienceBlogs has a new contributor, Rebecca Skloot of Culture Dish. The title is in part a reference to her new book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Looks interesting. If Henrietta Lacks doesn’t ring a bell, look her up, it’s rather freaky….

  • Rudra

    It makes a real good story doesnt it. But at the same time its pretty ironic. Hela should be given a decent burial and a sainthood.

  • Macpoetsgirl

    Yes she is definitely worth reading about. A truly amazing story. I think it’s a real shame that we don’t know about her as well as we know about Lincoln, Washington or Einstein. Should be mandatory in all public schools to learn about her.


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I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. In relation to nationality I'm a American Northwesterner, in politics I'm a reactionary, and as for religion I have none (I'm an atheist). If you want to know more, see the links at


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