© Omar Quintero
"These HeLa cells were stained with special dyes that highlight specific parts of each cell. The DNA in the nucleus is yellow, the actin filaments are light blue and the mitochondria—the cell's power generators—are pink."
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HeLa Cells Dividing (w/ on-screen captions from the scientist who created this YouTube video): HeLa cells dividing over 27hrs cells round up grow hair then divide
|Biology||cell reproduction; tissue harvesting|
|Math||number of cells sold, reproduced, and remaining in storage|
|Business||business of tissue harvesting and economic impact; Intellectual Property Laws
|Psychology||impact on the Lacks family and decendants|
|English/Journalism||storytelling, fact checking, linguistics|
|Engineering||Analysis of machines George Gey invented to grow cells; Current Tissue Culture Technology; Regenerative medicine
|History||treatment classes and races in 1950s & 1960s; Impact science research of HBCUs in 1950s and 1960s; Nuremberg Code; Tuskegee Syphillis Study; Nuremberg Trials
|Social Work||treatment of oldest child of Henrietta Lacks and children after her death|
Standards for Ethical Research; Johns Hopkins Hospital staff