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The Best of Nature Network: 18-23 September 2010

Blogs This week, Stephen Curry attends an annual meeting on picornaviruses (Europic) but finds himself distracted by a lady: So I try to stay tuned in all the talks. But this year there has been something different about the conference. It hasn’t happened in every talk but from time to time, after the same visual or audible cue, I am suddenly aware that there is someone new at Europic, someone I hadn’t noticed before. Her name is Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta, of course, was the lady who became the unwitting donor of the first immortal culture of human cells. Her remarkable 


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