Latter-day Saint Life

Vice President Joe Biden Receives Special Gift from Elders Christofferson and Rasband


Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Ronald A. Rasband along with former U.S. Senator Gordon H. Smith of the Seventy presented a special gift to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during his brief visit to Temple Square on February 26, 2016, according to Mormon Newsroom.

The Church leaders met with Biden at the Family History Library where they presented the vice president with a copy of his family history.

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Vice President Joe Biden came to Utah to speak with experts from the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Intermountain Healthcare to discuss precision genomics research and Intermountain's recent work to develop a test to detect mutated genes in a cancer patient's DNA. These tests would allows researchers to build personalized treatments for cancer patients.

In January, President Barrack Obama selected Biden to head the White House's $1 billion initiative to cure cancer, partly because of his personal connection to the initiative. Biden's 46-year-old son Beau died of brain cancer last year.

Images from Mormon Newsroom.

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