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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot

Rebecca Skloot's Webpage

Click here to access Rebecca Skloot's webpage.

Click here to access Rebecca Skloot's biography from her webpage.

Interviews with Rebecca Skloot

A Minnesota Public Radio interview with Rebecca Skloot--listen or read the transcript here.

An interview about Skloot's writing/organization of the book. Click here.

How Rebecca Skloot is helping Henrietta Lacks's family. Click here.

An interview about Skloot's talks with students and how her interest in the HeLa story began. Click here.

Skloot discussing her contact with Henrietta Lacks's family during the research of the book. Click here. (Visuals include the dyed images of the cells.)

Skloot interviewed on CSPAN from the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book. Click here.

Skloot interviewed by Tavis Smiley on PBS. Click here.

Skloot discussing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for, though it's located on youtube.

The Henrietta Lacks Foundation

True to her word, Rebecca Skloot established the Henrietta Lacks Foundation, which "strives to provide financial assistance to needy individuals who have made important contributions to scientific research without personally benefitting from those contributions, particularly those used in research without their knowledge or consent." 

An interesting aspect of the Foundation is that it was also established to give "those who have benefited from those contributions — including scientists, universities, corporations, and the general public — a way to show their appreciation to such research subjects and their families."

An article from the New York Times Book Review about the Henrietta Lacks Foundation.