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- Sequencing the Genome – Science has made rapid strides in genetic testing—especially in children—to understand serious birth defects or congenital abnormalities, or the child’s predisposition to disease later in life. But as Lucky Severson reports, guidelines for the use of this technology are lacking, leaving the questions who should be tested, and how much should parents be told.
- Lillian Daniel – A popular United Church of Christ pastor says she is fed up with atheists and everyone else who criticizes the Christian church, among them the growing number who say they are “spiritual but not religious.” Daniel tells Bob Abernethy what she thinks is important is a church where “we worship a God who invented us, not the other way around.”
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