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Buckeye Book Community: Rebecca Skloot Lecture

Event: Buckeye Book Community: Rebecca Skloot Lecture
As a part of the Buckeye Book Community, First Year Experience presents an evening with Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. In The Immortal Life, Skloot tells the story of a young black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951 and left behind an inexplicably immortal line of cells known as HeLa. Henrietta Lacks, whose cells harvested without her knowledge or consent contributed to scientific advancements as varied as the polio vaccine, treatments for cancers and viruses, in-vitro fertilization, and the impact of space travel on human cells. The story is also about her children, who were later used in research without their consent and whove never benefited from the commercialization of HeLa cells, though the cells have helped biotech companies make millions of dollars. Part detective story, part scientific odyssey, and part family saga, The Immortal Life's multi-layered approach raises fascinating questions about race, class, and bioethics in America This is a ticketed event. For more information about free tickets, visit http://www.fye.osu.edu/hela.html.
Date and time:October 17, 2012
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:Mershon Auditorium
Contact:Daniel MacKenzie
Phone Number:614.247.6285
Event category:Student Activities
Event Type:Lecture

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