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Author: Rebecca Skloot

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Rebecca Skloot

"Rebecca Skloot a science writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; Prevention; Glamour; and others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radio Lab and PBS’s NOVA scienceNow, and is a contributing editor at Popular Science magazine."

— From the publisher, Random House, Inc.

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Article in Prevention by Skloot
"Pick the Best Vet Yet" by
Rebecca Skloot in Prevention

Rebecca Skloot Trivia:

As an undergraduate at Colorado State University , Rebecca Skloot originally studied to be a veterinarian and even worked in the veterinary school's animal morgue as a technician. This later gave her the experience to write a monthly column on pets for Prevention magazine.

Read more about how Rebecca Skloot became a writer and how she came to write The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in this profile of her by Sarah F. Gold (Publisher's Weekly, Vol. 256 #45, 11/09/2009).

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