aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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I’m so proud of Rebecca Skloot

I met Rebecca virtually several years ago when I saw her byline in the New York Times. I used to work with her mother, Betsy, and know her father, Floyd, a poet, a little bit. I figured there couldn’t be too many Skloots, and I was right. We emailed back and forth a bit. I knew she was working on a book.

And then came the huge success of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, about a woman whose cells were used without her or her family’s knowledge or consent to further scientific research.

Read about how Rebecca is giving back to Henriett’s descendants here.



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