Three Ten Club of Crowley enjoys guest speaker on DNA

 

The Three Ten Club of Crowley held its November meeting at the home of Gretchen Ohlenforst on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

In addition  to Ohlenforst, hostess duties were shared by Joellen Hindman and Mary Freeland.

President Sandy Melancon led the meeting, dispensing with the usual order of business to accommodate the special guest speakers, Dr. Pam Darr and Dr. Robert Aertker III.

Aertker gave a fascinating PowerPoint presentation on deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

Aertker began with the role of DNA in history, telling of the recent analysis of ancient Greek DNA in an effort to determine the origins of the Minoan culture.

He continued with the application of DNA analysis, mentioning how television and movies have sensationalized it and how it has revolutionized the legal system. 

Aertker also related how biological engineering is being used in medicine.

The members were very interested and asked many questions on the subject.

Enjoying refreshments and fellowship were Florette Bergeron, Carolyn Barousse, Bobbie delaHoussaye, Betty Faulk, Jackie Fogleman, Letza Fogleman, Mary Freeland, Sissy Gall, Mary Beth Geesey, Suzanne Grey, Joellen Hindman, Joan Hoffpauer, Flo Jones, Imogene Lacour, Brucie Landry, Lisa McNeely, Sandy Melancon, Louise Morrow, Gretchen Ohlenforst, Georgie Petitjean, Peggy Sandidge, Alice Whiting, Helen Zaunbrecher and Elaine Wright.

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