Coming to UCDavis, 4/23, @RebeccaSkloot discussing #HeLa book "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

Well, the date is fast approaching and I want to at least get people in the Davis area ready. Author/journalist/blogger Rebecca Skloot will be speaking at UC Davis about her new book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” I know from personal experience, the book is simply amazing. However, don’t trust me, trust the world out there, the reviews and press she has been getting are unlike any for really any book recently including:

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And somewhat amazingly, she will be coming to Davis (I got her to commit to coming when I read a preprint of the book – before she became such a big shot) The details are below – I will be posting some more over the next few weeks about the book but just wanted to get the word out.
  • Title: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (aka HeLa): The History and Ethics of Research on Human Biological Materials”
  • Date: 4/23/2010
  • Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Open to the public with talk plus questions plus book signing. Books will be available to purchase.
  • Location: ARC Ballroom
  • Sponsor: UC Davis Genome Center, Science and Technology Studies Program, University Writing Program, and Davis Humanities Institute.
  • Contact: Jonathan Eisen

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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