Genetics: Radiation Won't Kill the Race

Mice had good news for men this week. Reporting on the results of a six-year study of the effects of radiation on mice, Dr. John Frederick Spalding, 44, of the University of California's Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, said that radiation may not be the genetic bugaboo it has been made out. In a nuclear world, man may survive, and even continue to look like man—whatever the mistakes of soldiers and diplomats.

Starting with a brother-sister pair of mice in the "mouse house" at Los Alamos, Geneticist Spalding raised generation after generation of mice,...

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