Students learned about Henrietta Lacks and her cells today. (HeLa Cells) As a class we discussed the origin of the cells and how they came to be in our classroom. During the lab students learned how to use micripipetters, stain slides, create permanent slides and use oil immersion. Afterwards we discussed some medical ethics regarding if you have the right to sell your tissues or cells for a profit. Although this lab is optional this year, it was a great use of a day when many schools were out of session!