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Henrietta Lacks: Rebecca Skloot

About the Author

REBECCA SKLOOT is an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in
The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; Prevention; Glamour; and
others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab and PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW,
and is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine and guest editor of The Best American
Science Writing 2011. Her work has been anthologized in several collections, including The
Best Creative Nonfiction. She is a former vice president of the National Book Critics Circle,
and has taught creative nonfiction and science journalism at the University of Memphis, the
University of Pittsburgh, and New York University. She lives in Chicago. The Immortal Life of
Henrietta Lacks is her first book. It is being translated into more than twenty languages and
adapted into an HBO film produced by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball. She is the Founder
and President of the Henrietta Lacks Foundation. For more information, visit her website at, where you’ll find links to follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Seeking Henrietta

Rebecca's journey to discovering the Lack's story

Courtesy of the Scientist, January 29th 2010

Skloot on the Colbert Report

The Agenda: With Steve Paikin

Courtesy of The Agenda, an online blog, with Steve Paikin

May 05, 2010