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links for 2010-02-06

  • "Rebecca Skloot’s account of Lacks’ life, as a poor tobacco farmer in Virginia, and her ensuing but anonymous “fame” in the laboratory (her cells known as “HeLa” cells) was 10 years in the making. It’s been getting enough media attention to convince one that maybe books aren’t dying."

    A round-up of reviews, from enthusiastic to over-the-top.

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