Kim Kozlowski The Detroit News Published 10:41 PM EST Dec 10, 2018 Carly Apple's dad came from a family of six brothers, three of whom had a rare genetic disorder that leads to intellectual disabilities and autism. She loves her three uncles, and can't say enough about the many other people who also have the disorder, known as Fragile X Syndrome. But Apple has known since she was 10 she is a carrier of the Fragile X gene. So when she and her husband, Jonathan Frederick, married in 2013, they began planning their family with in vitro fertilization, a reproductive technology for infertile couples. In some cases, couples also use IVF so they can test their embryos for genetic diseases before implanting them into the womb. That's what Apple and Frederick did, using IVF to create 13 embryos, leading eventually to the birth of two children: a son who's 3 and a daughter who's 1. But several of Apple and … [Read more...] about 10 years later, UM makes progress with stem cell research
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Few people outside of Wall Street had heard of Bernard Madoff before he confessed to his epic fraud in 2008. In the decade since, he has become the personification of greed — and a household name. Madoff and his inner circle have been featured in books, movies, even an off-Broadway play. Here is what has become of some of the major players. The defendantBernie Madoff turned 80 in 2018. He apparently marked the occasion quietly at the medium security Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, where he is in the 10th year of a 150-year sentence. His longtime defense attorney, Ira Lee Sorkin, says he last spoke with Madoff earlier this year. "He's keeping his mind active. He's doing OK," Sorkin said, "as well as one could expect someone to be OK when they know they're going to die in prison." Madoff has cut back on his contacts with the news media, not responding to multiple emails from CNBC ahead of the 10th anniversary of his arrest … [Read more...] about 10 Years Later, Here’s What Became of Bernie Madoff’s Inner Circle
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Published 3:30 pm PST, Friday, November 30, 2018 Denise Webster, as a child and an adult, in San Francisco. Denise Webster, as a child and an adult, in San Francisco. Photo: Courtesy: Denise Webster Photo: Courtesy: Denise Webster Image 1 of / 42 Caption Close Image 1 of 42 Denise Webster, as a child and an adult, in San Francisco. Denise Webster, as a child and an adult, in San Francisco. Photo: Courtesy: Denise Webster 'I lost a dream': Why an immigrant who 'found' herself in San Francisco had to leave 60 years later 1 / 42 Back to Gallery Denise Webster didn't say goodbye to San Francisco when she left for good earlier this year. After more than six … [Read more...] about ‘I lost a dream’: Why an immigrant who ‘found’ herself in San Francisco had to leave 60 years later
Ten years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers signaled that the U.S. was hurtling toward a financial crisis. In the years that followed, consumers faced difficulty managing debt as the economy contracted, unemployment accelerated and incomes stagnated. The Federal Reserve enacted extraordinary monetary policy to stem the decline, lowering interest rates to near zero to ease the burden of debt and buying securities to support the credit markets. These actions, along with initiatives from the Department of the Treasury, helped borrowers and lenders weather the Great Recession. Treasury, with other regulators, created programs to assist borrowers with their mortgage debt, including homeowners who found themselves "underwater" -- owing more on their mortgage than their homes were worth -- as home prices fell. Congress crafted more stringent capital rules to shore up banks. So where are we 10 years later? Consumer debt has increased to levels higher than those prior to the crisis. This … [Read more...] about 10 years after Lehman, is another crisis brewing?
James David Dickson The Detroit News Published 12:12 p.m. UTC Jul 16, 2018 Grosse Ile — Distilling 150 years of history at Grosse Ile's St. James Episcopal Church, the Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown, guest pastor for the landmark service Sunday, said: "God does not give us dreams for no reason." The dreams she referenced were those of the church's founder, Elizabeth "Lisette" Denison Forth, the first black woman to own land in Michigan, according to a church biography. It was Forth's bequest of $1,500, in 1866, that helped seed the building of the chapel that stands today. "Told by the world she was a slave, (Lisette) believed God that she was a daughter, a leader, a movement and an heir in Christ," said Sunday's church bulletin. "Through her courage ... Lisette's vision was realized and this church was born." Sunday's service marked the 150th anniversary of the chapel's consecration. Denison's bequest for the building was spelled out in a … [Read more...] about St. James Episcopal Church embraces founder’s mission, 150 years later