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Rebecca Skloot

  • Creative and Cultural

This special program, entitled Dialogue on Bioethics: A Conversation with Rebecca Skloot, will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Lyon.Rebecca Skloot, a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University, is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Her award winning science writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many other publications. She specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including goldfish surgery, tissue ownership rights, race and medicine, food politics, and packs of wild dogs in Manhattan. She has worked as a correspondent for WNYC’s Radiolab and PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW. She and her father, Floyd Skloot, co-edited The Best American Science Writing 2011. You can read a selection of Rebecca Skloot’s magazine writing on the Articles page of her siteThis event is co-hosted by Tabula Poetica and the Office of the President of Chapman University; see more at

Producers: Trevor Allred
Manager: Sarah Becker
Host: Dr. Andrew Lyon
Guest: Rebecca Skloot
Audio: Brew Sessions Live
Podcast music composed and performed by Dan Reckard 

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