One bravo and two boos for your Oct. 2, 1989, issue. The bravo is for the article “Science Fellows Lend Expertise While Learning Politics” [page 17], which was very well done. One aspect that you did not mention, however, is that the midcareer fellows who return to their. former institutions (often a tenured position at a university) may be unsatisfied and have trouble readjusting to that life. Midcareer scientists contemplating applying for one of those fellowships should be forewarned that a fellowship year may trigger a midlife crisis.

And now for the boos: The article “New Biomed Labs To Explore Oceans In Pursuit Of Knowledge And Profit” [page 2] had a major. blooper in it. Perhaps author Rex Dalton thinks that Xenopus is a sea urchin, but it certainly would be quite a feat of genetic engineering to turn a frog into a sea urchin.

Furthermore, the article “Six Receive...

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