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Remember those books that were shoved down our throats in high school? And Coles Notes made a killing off them! I'm talking about the classics. From Homer to Dante to Shakespeare to Joyce, we shudder at the mere thought of them. And yet we feel guilty about it, because deep in our hearts we know they've survived for a good reason. Maybe there is something we can learn from them. So to give us the push we need to open the great books, we've brought in Bruce Meyer, a professor at the University of Toronto and the author of 20 books. His latest is "The Golden Thread: A Reader's Journey through the Great Books". It's a common belief that women are more faithful than men. Science is revealing that women aren't necessarily monogamous at all; in fact they're often better at cheating. Advances in genetic testing now make it possible to find out a few things mom would rather keep secret. Like the real identity of dad. Here to talk about the issues are Cheryl Shuman, the director of genetic counseling at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. And Bernard Dickens a specialist in medical ethics from the University of Toronto.
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