During Lynn’s years at the Boston Children’s Hospital, each research fellow was given an audience each year to present the year’s accomplishments and discoveries. It was an audience of serious investigators, all at Harvard, many top names, pretty intimidating. Anyway, at the end of his presentation, in fact, on the very last slide, was the most important part of the hour-long presentation, the Acknowledgements. He had a very set order, every time. First, he thanked God, then his wife, then his boss (the principal investigator, whose lab he worked in), then his colleagues, and last but not least, his mice. And on the huge projector screen, he had a verse from the Bible, “There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets,” from the book of Daniel, chapter 2, verse 28 (2:28).
At its most basic, cancer is a disease of the genes . . . “
These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; . . . they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:17-18)
Daniel answered the king and said, “ . . . but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries . . . ” (Daniel 2:27-28)
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