Tom Schwartz was born in December 1930, in Brooklyn, NY where he attended Public Schools including the Manhattan H S of Aviation Trades. In 1951 he enlisted in the Navy and won a "Fleet" appointment to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation, he served in the US Air Force where he spent most of his 27 years in the Research and Development area. After retiring from the Air Force as a Lt. Col., he worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Program Manager. He now resides in Melbourne, Florida, where he writes nature stories for elementary school children. He began writing these stories for his grandchildren, and soon after started visiting the schools in his area to interest the children about the importance of the environment.
Identity & Immortalityby Tom Schwartz
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Jack Shepherd, famous author of mystery novels, was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma, an aggressive cancer of the lymph system. He declined rapidly, and was told he would be dead within six months. His wife, Judi, and their close friends could not accept this; and if anything was possible to change his prognosis, they were going to find it.
The human genome experimentation had come a long way in correcting disease through genetic modification in embryos and newborn. These boundaries were currently being stretched by the medical profession to treat toddlers, and maybe this kind of treatment could help Jack survive.
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