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Men’s Fellowship No-Breakfast: April 11

The next Men’s Fellowship Breakfast takes place on Saturday, April 11. Since the church is currently closed due to the coronavirus, we will not have our breakfast together, instead, we will meet at 9:00A via teleconference using the application called Zoom. The Zoom meeting room can be accessed at https://wse.zoom.us/my/larrystrawser. You should try this link on your computer to ensure you can reach the Zoom room. If you do not have the Zoom application, you will be asked to download the application first. If you have any issues, send Larry Strawser an e-mail or call him. All are welcome to this virtual meeting.

Do you support or oppose the concept of “Designer Babies”? Are you certain of your position in this regard? If your pre-natal child or grandchild will be born with Tay-Sachs disease or cystic fibrosis, would you take advantage of new biotechnology techniques which would “fix” the genetic defect causing the disease? Would you support using such techniques to ensure your child or grandchild was taller, stronger, more intelligent, and blue-eyed? If you are interested in this ongoing debate, you will want to hear the presentation of First Plymouth’s Larry Strawser on “Recent Advances in Biotechnology: A New Beginning For or the End Of Humankind?” at this April’s meeting. Larry will present a brief history of what led to the current biotechnology revolution, and will provide a descriptive summary of some of the latest technical achievements in this field. He will then lead a discussion on the ethical issues associated with this technology. This exciting ZOOM presentation is open to all members. Women are especially invited to tune in to hear and see Larry’s presentation of new biotechnology techniques and related ethical questions.

Larry Strawser has a Ph.D. in biochemistry, and after retiring from the Air Force as a colonel he served as an executive at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for ten years. He has taught at Vanderbilt University, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and he is currently teaching for the Whiting School of Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.