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Use of HeLa and Other Cells for Research Topic of Cancer Research Center's Bascom Lecture

Tuesday September 25, 2012

Selling cells is a complicated business, and the best-selling book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot has brought the issue to the forefront of American pop culture. It’s also the focus of an upcoming lecture sponsored by Kansas State University’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.

Cell culture expert Yvonne Reid will present “HeLa Cells and Biomedical Research: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” for the center’s George S. Bascom Memorial Lecture series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the K-State Student Union’s Forum Hall. The talk is free and the public is invited. It is one of many events associated with the selection of Skloot’s book as the university’s common book for 2012.

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