Family advocate on ethics and genetics Laurie Strongin will discuss her memoir, Saving Henry, on Tuesday, May 18 at noon at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E. Minneapolis. Saving Henry is Strongin’s memoir of life with her son Henry, who was born with an extremely rare, fatal genetic disease, Fanconi anemia. Her book chronicles her pioneering use of cutting edge science to have another child who would be born healthy and provide the cord blood needed to save Henry’s life. Strongin is the executive director of the Hope for Henry Foundation and served as a family representative to the University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Working Group on Ethics and Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis. Strongin and her husband were at the White House as President Obama signed his Executive Order to loosen restrictions on Federal support for stem cell research. Strongin will sign copies of her book following the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html. (UMNBookstore)
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