Science: Tempest in the Cells

The most sacrosanct doctrine in biology had been called in question. The two biological revolutionists who did it—Drs. Sol Spiegelman and Martin D. Kamen of Washington University, St. Louis—fled home from Manhattan this week, hotly pursued by biological tories. They had attacked the Divine Right of Genes.

The doctors' subversive opinions were part of a general attack by radical biologists on conventional conceptions of growth: the basic life process. If the new theories hold, they will affect all biology, from animal breeding to the understanding of cancer.

"What we started to do," said Dr....

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