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The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks
(2010) is a non-fiction book by American author Rebecca Skloot. It was the 2011 winner of the National Academies Communication Award for best creative work that helps the public understanding of topics in science, engineering or medicine.Contents1 About 2 Editions 3 Reception3.1 Awards 3.2 Critical reception 3.3 Academic reception4 In other media4.1 Film5 See also 6 References 7 External linksAbout[edit] The book is about Henrietta Lacks
Henrietta Lacks
and the immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from Lacks's cervical cancer cells in 1951. The book is notable for its science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and class in medical research
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Adam Curtis
Kevin Adam Curtis
Adam Curtis
(born 26 May 1955) is a British documentary film-maker.[1] Curtis says that his favourite theme is "power and how it works in society", and his works explore areas of sociology, psychology, philosophy and political history.[2] Curtis describes his work as journalism that happens to be expounded via the medium of film. His films have won four BAFTAs
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HBO
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network owned and operated by Home Box Office, Inc., a division of Time Warner. Programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches, and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials. HBO
HBO
is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service (basic or premium) in the United States, having been in operation since November 8, 1972
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NPR
National Public Radio
Radio
(usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington DC. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.[2] NPR
NPR
produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR
NPR
programs; most broadcast a mix of NPR
NPR
programs, content from rival providers American Public Media, Public Radio
Radio
International, Public Radio Exchange and WNYC
WNYC
Studios, and locally produced programs
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The New York Times Book Review
The New York Times
The New York Times
Book
Book
Review (NYTBR) is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to The New York Times
The New York Times
in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed. It is one of the most influential and widely read book review publications in the industry.[2] The offices are located near Times Square
Times Square
in New York City.Contents1 Overview 2 Best Books of the Year and Notable Books 3 Studies 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksOverview[edit] The New York Times
The New York Times
has published a book review section since October 10, 1896, announcing:We begin today the publication of a Supplement which contains reviews of new books ... and other interesting matter ..
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Dwight Garner (critic)
Dwight Garner (born 1965) is an American journalist, now a literary critic for The New York Times. Prior to that he was senior editor at The New York Times
The New York Times
Book Review, where he worked from 1999 to 2009. He was also the founding books editor of Salon.com,[1] where he worked from 1995 to 1998. His essays and journalism have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The Times Literary Supplement, the Oxford American, Slate, The Village Voice, the Boston Phoenix, The Nation,[1] and elsewhere. He has served on the board of the National Book Critic's Circle
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The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times
(sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City
New York City
with worldwide influence and readership.[6][7][8] Founded in 1851, the paper has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.[9][10] As of September 2016, it had the largest combined print-and-digital circulation of any daily newspaper in the United States.[11] The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation. The paper is owned by The New York Times
The New York Times
Company, which is publicly traded but primarily controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure.[12] It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G
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The New Atlantis (journal)
The New Atlantis, founded in 2003, is a quarterly journal about the social, ethical, political, and policy dimensions of modern science and technology.[1] The journal is published in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
by the social conservative advocacy group the Ethics and Public Policy Center in partnership with the Center for the Study of Technology
Technology
and Society
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Common Reading
A book club is a group of people who meet to discuss a book or books that they have read and express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. It is more often called simply a book club, a term that is also used to describe a book sales club, which can cause confusion. Other frequently used terms to describe a book discussion club include reading group, book group, and book discussion group
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Knox County, Tennessee
Knox County is a county in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 432,226,[2] making it the third-most populous county in Tennessee. Its county seat is Knoxville,[3] the third-most populous city in Tennessee. Knox County is included in the Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is at the geographical center of the Great Valley of East Tennessee
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Biographical Film
A biographical film, or biopic (/ˈbaɪoʊpɪk/;[1] abbreviation for biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people
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Dundalk, Maryland
Dundalk
Dundalk
( /ˈdʌndɔːk/ DUN-dawk or /ˈdʌndɒk/ DUN-dok) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 63,597 at the 2010 census.[1] In 1960 and 1970, Dundalk
Dundalk
was the largest unincorporated community in Maryland. It was named after the town of Dundalk, Ireland. Dundalk
Dundalk
is considered one of the first inner-ring suburbs of Baltimore.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Transportation4.1 Roads 4.2 Public transit5 Education 6 Emergency Services 7 Support organizations 8 Notable people 9 References 10 Bibliography 11 External linksHistory[edit] The area now known as Dundalk
Dundalk
was first explored by John Smith in 1608
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New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times
(sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City
New York City
with worldwide influence and readership.[6][7][8] Founded in 1851, the paper has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.[9][10] As of September 2016, it had the largest combined print-and-digital circulation of any daily newspaper in the United States.[11] The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation. The paper is owned by The New York Times
The New York Times
Company, which is publicly traded but primarily controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure.[12] It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G
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Bookmarks (magazine)
Bookmarks is a bimonthly American literary magazine dedicated to general readers, book groups, and librarians. It carries the tagline, "For everyone who hasn't read everything." Launched in 2002,[1] Bookmarks summarizes and distills published book reviews and includes articles covering classic and contemporary authors, "best-of" genre reading lists, reader recommendations, and book group profiles
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National Academies Of Sciences, Engineering, And Medicine
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Medicine
(also known as "NASEM" or "the National Academies") is the collective scientific National Academy of the United States. The name is used interchangeably in two senses: (1) as an umbrella term for its three quasi-independent honorific member organizations (the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Engineering
National Academy of Engineering
(NAE), and the National Academy of Medicine
National Academy of Medicine
(NAM)). And (2) as the brand for studies and reports issued by the operating arm of the three academies, the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC was first formed in 1916 as an activity of the NAS
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Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust
is a biomedical research charity based in London, United Kingdom. It was established in 1936 with legacies from the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome
Henry Wellcome
to fund research to improve human and animal health. The aim of the Trust is to "achieve extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds", and in addition to funding biomedical research it supports the public understanding of science
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