The Fall Science Read for 2014 is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the award-winning book by Rebecca Skloot about a poor black woman whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping and more.
Facilitated discussion sessions will begin Wednesday, October 1 at noon in the Morrell Meeting Room.
The books are available in print and e-book format on the library’s e-readers. Click here for checkout status.
PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSIONS
12noon – 1:15PM in Morrell Meeting Room
Professor Barry Logan,
Bowdoin College Biology Department
“The Biology of Cancer”
Dr. Thomas Keating, Oncologist
Maine Center for Cancer Medicine
“The Physician’s Perspective”
Viewing of BBC film “Cancer Cell Research: The Way of All Flesh”
Rita Heimes, Attorney,
Director of Center for Law and Innovation
“Intellectual Property Rights and Genetics”
Professor Dana Waring,
Educational Director and Co-founder
Personal Genetics Education Project
“Social and Legal Implications of Personal Genetics”
These are free programs and do not require registration.
The Fall Science Read is sponsored by Cornerstones of Science, a science literacy initiative that provides funding for excellent science books and programming for adults and children.