now for news from the genetic twilight zone
all know how evolution occurs: during the multitudinous molecular
busywork of dividing and splicing, somewhere some random genetic
blip crops up. The mutation most likely has no effect, or it may
provide an advantage and even become the point at which a new
species splits off.
February Mark Lilla sat on a New York University panel about 9/11
and was shocked to hear a fellow panelist, the French intellectual
Jean Baudrillard, "offering his fanciful take on the attack
as a [symbolic] suicide by the towers." Lilla recalled the
moment recently while keynoting a U of C Women's Board luncheon.
"An act of suicide by the towers-because of the evils of
capitalism and globalism and despite the loss of life-was actually,
according to this respected intellectual, a predictable thing."
regular infusions of an antibody called infliximab can prolong
remissions in patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease,
reports Stephen Hanauer, a professor of medicine.
94, Number 5
> > The End of Consulting?
> > Records of a Revolution
> > Campus
of the Big Ideas
> > Books
> > Deaths
> > College
From the President
> > Letters
> > Chicagophile
> > e-Bulletin:
ABOUT THE MAGAZINE