1. Wild Duck Review
Just out: a new issue of Wild Duck Review, titled "End
of Human Nature?"
"Editor Casey Walker extends the critique of new, transformative
nologies beyond issues of safety, efficacy, and rights. Can
a threshold of no return for human and wild nature as we use
to create biotic and abiotic matter from scratch?"
Also now available: WDR's last issue has been published by
Books, as Made Not Born: The Troubling World of Biotechnology.
For descriptions and ordering information, see <www.wildduckreview.com>
2. James Watson and Matt Ridley in San
Francisco February 8
James Watson will speak at San Francisco's Herbst Theater February
"in conversation with" science writer Matt Ridley,
author of Genome:
The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters. The program is
part of a
series sponsored by the California Academy of Sciences. For