The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Putting genetics to the test

The limitations of a promising new technology give pause to those who consider screening

Genetics affects every aspect of our lives: hair and eye color, our ability to build an insulin molecule, which medications work on our high blood pressure. Some families have hereditary short stature, schizophrenia, or high risk for breast or colon cancer.

When all is going well, we live in awe of the complex process by which life moves forward. When problems exist, we may grow fearful. The psalmist said more than he knew when he exclaimed the wonder of it:

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February issue


Embracing diversity