Aug 19, 2010

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Hey Folks, got some news: Jad will be hosting a book launch party for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. Rebecca's book tells the story of Henrietta Lacks' journey from anonymous tobacco farmer to eponymous cancer cell line, the "HeLa" cell - arguably, the most famous cell line in all of history. (In fact, it is such a good yarn that we got Rebecca to help us tell it in an upcoming Radiolab episode, so keep an eye out).

So, if you happen to be in New York City this coming Monday, come out, meet Jad, and hear Rebecca tell some of this crazy story. (Rumor has it there will be live HeLa cells, and perhaps some members of Henrietta Lacks' family, in attendance.)

When: Monday, February 1st, from 7-8pm.
Where: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St, New York, NY.

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