Special Section: THE BODY: From Baby Hatcheries To Xeroxing Human Beings

The remarkable advances in molecular biology during the past two decades have given man an understanding of the basic processes that shape his life and have placed within the realm of possibility medical achievements undreamed of a scant few years ago. As more and more of the once-mysterious life forces within the cell are defined in the logical language of chemistry, the way is being opened not only for permanent cures of genetic diseases but also for drastic changes in man's genetic makeup. The acquisition of the...

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