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<p>This weekend, May 1 and 2, <em>Sound Medicine</em> will devote the entire hour to the story of Henrietta Lacks which combines science history along with race, politics and bioethics.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — May 2

Sound Medicine bioethicist Eric Meslin, Ph.D., director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, will be joined by Rebecca Skloot, author of the book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, to discuss the life of an African-American woman whose cells were taken without permission in the 1950’s and cultured for testing. These cells have continued to be grown and used for research worldwide.

This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” will explore 3D cell cultures with Tom Killian, Ph.D., associate professor of physics and astronomy at Rice University.

Listen to this week’s show online. Find archived editions at the Sound Medicine website.

Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.
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