A big thank you to Melissa for being a most gracious and laid-back host for the stimulating and powerful discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. The French Martinis and tempura avocado were the perfect accompaniments to a stimulating conversation on medical advancement and human testing. Shannon did an excellent job at facilitating our conversation and showed us this great special from the CBS Morning Show, which brought many of the characters and issues presented in the book to life. I would like to add a special thank you to Shirley and Kim Oh for their insight into life in the world of research, and their personal experiences working with human subjects. I am continually impressed by the brainpower in our group.