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January 2018

The Ethics of Genetic Therapy

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christian Healthcare Centers, 3322 East Beltline Ct. NE
Grand Rapids,, MI 49525 United States
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If it was possible, would it be a good thing if medical research allowed us to eliminate all forms of genetic defects and disease? Would there be significant social, economic and moral implications if we could? How much control should one generation have to determine the genetic and biological future of generations to follow? These are some of the questions we will discuss in this workshop. Dr. Jeffery Woo, Chief Medical Officer and Mark Blocher, bioethicist and CEO of Christian…

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February 2018

Journey Through the Heart

February 1
Christian Healthcare Centers, 3322 East Beltline Ct. NE
Grand Rapids,, MI 49525 United States
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Journey Through The Heart DID YOU KNOW… Your heart is a muscle that is approximately the weight of 1-2 baseballs? Your heart is pumping approximately 4,320 beats every hour, moving your blood through your body about 41 times each hour, and all without ever taking a rest?! That is a huge job! There are a plethora of cool facts and details about the heart and its functions that we want to teach you at CHC on February 1 during our…

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Making Better Humans and Other Utopian Dreams

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christian Healthcare Centers, 3322 East Beltline Ct. NE
Grand Rapids,, MI 49525 United States
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Some researchers involved with biotechnology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence make bold predictions about being able to create “better humans” through the deployment of these technologies. Starting from the premise that humans are essentially biological beings whose destiny is determined by natural selection through unguided natural processes via genetic endowment, environment, etc., transhumanists argue that we should use technology to make the human species better. This workshop will engage several important theological, moral and social questions surrounding the pursuit of human…

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