Current State #121 | July 3, 2013

Jul 3, 2013

Today on Current State: Three-parent embryos; Neighbors in Action features Advent House Ministries; dental care for impoverished children; the battle of Gettysburg; and a film review on "The Lone Ranger."

Taking a look at the 'three-parent embryo'

Jul 3, 2013
Flickr/Andrew Huff

Developments in the world of genetics, although sometimes very difficult to understand, can still be absolutely mesmerizing.  Case in point:  take a newspaper headline from last Friday titled, “UK may OK creating babies... with DNA from 3 people.”

Neighbors in Action: Advent House Ministries

Jul 3, 2013

For over 25 years, Lansing’s Advent House Ministries has offered a multitude of comprehensive services to residents in need, from job readiness training to transitional shelter to literacy programs.

Flickr/Creative Commons

A sobering new study shows that millions of children, including some covered by Medicaid, lack access to basic dental care.

Wikimedia Commons

On the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania 150 years ago this week, 90,000 Union troops collided with 75,000 Confederate soldiers for the Battle of Gettysburg.

Film review: 'The Lone Ranger'

Jul 3, 2013
Flickr/Peter Mountain

Current State's newest contributor MSU professor and filmmaker Jeffrey Wray offers commentary on art of cinema.