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In Context #26 (Fall, 2011)

Letter to Readers

Feature Article

Phenomenon Illuminates Phenomenon
by Craig Holdrege

This article shifts attention from the molecular level to that of common observation -- observation of trees, and in particular the sugar maple and white oak. One of the main points of the article is that discovery and surprise can be mediated by the powerful tool of comparison.

Notes and Reviews

Promising Themes in Molecular Biology
by Stephen L. Talbott

This article highlights a few signs of potential health and transformation, particularly in the literature of molecular biology. The purpose of the article is merely to give you a hint of what is happening, and to point to implications that biologists in general have not yet been able to appreciate fully due to the inertia of old habits of thought.

Contamination of Honey with GM Pollen
by Craig Holdrege

A short piece on the recent ruling and implications of the Court of Justice of the European Union case involving contaminated honey with genetically modified pollen.

Genetically Modified Corn Is Leading to Insect Resistance
by Craig Holdrege and Stephen L. Talbott

Genes to produce an insect-control agent have been altered and engineered directly into crops and approved for general use. But now the inevitable is happening: the destructive pests are becoming resistant.

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