Scientists to lecture at Alexanderwohl
Two researchers who have investigated issues related to Mennonite life and history will speak about their findings at 7 p.m. Sunday at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel.
Mennonite communities, because of their histories and unique lifestyles, offer a unique opportunity to determine causes of complex diseases.
Michael Crawford of the University of Kansas has been researching the history of Alexanderwohl since 1979 and has written a book, “Different Seasons: Biological Aging among the Mennonites of the Midwestern United States.”
Francis McMahon, chief of the human genetics branch of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has researched the genetics of depression and schizophrenia.