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Genetic Crossroads
December 7th, 2000



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
tech-

nologies beyond issues of safety, efficacy, and rights. Can
we anticipate

a threshold of no return for human and wild nature as we use
technologies

to create biotic and abiotic matter from scratch?"


Also now available: WDR's last issue has been published by
Sierra Club

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
8,

"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
information,

415-392-4400.

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