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David "Sonny" Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks, visits OSU 


First Year Experience is hosting David "Sonny" Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks, the title character of this year's Buckeye Book Community selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, on Tuesday (10/2) at 7:30 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium. Also attending will be the author of the book, Rebecca Skloot.

Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her knowledge or permission to create the HeLa cell line, occupies an important place in the history of bioethics and current medical research.

The lecture is a ticketed event. Members of the campus community may pick up free tickets outside the Visits and Events Suite (3002 Ohio Union) weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning two weeks prior to the lecture.

Contact: Daniel MacKenzie at mackenzie.35@osu.edu or 247-6285
Read more: www.fye.osu.edu/hela.html


Posted on 21-Sep-12 by Gengler-Nowak, Karla
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