Rebecca Skloot on "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'
Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
Book cover courtesy of publisher

Kerri Miller spoke with author Rebecca Skloot April 18 in Duluth about her book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." The College of St. Scholastica selected this book as common reading for students and teachers in Dignitas, the college's year-long seminar for first-year students.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is the story of a poor tobacco farmer and how her cells have been used in experiments since the 1950s to study disease. The book is an exploration of medical and journalistic ethics, African-American history, social justice and the leaps forward in scientific knowledge that came from HeLa cells.

We'll run a large portion of Miller's interview Monday on The Daily Circuit.

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