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UNSOM Health Watch: Author Interview With Rebecca Skloot


Rebecca Skloot’s debut book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks explores what happened when scientists took one woman’s cells without asking permission. Those cells soon sparked a medical revolution.

The New York Times best-selling author spoke at the University of Nevada, Reno Wednesday about her book for a lecture hosted by the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the University of Nevada, Reno Division of Health Sciences.

She also caught up with Reno Public Radio’s News Director Michelle Bliss by phone to talk about policy changes under consideration now that would revise how and when someone's cells can be used for science. 


Michelle Billman is a former news director at KUNR Public Radio.
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