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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THI LETHBRIDGE HERALD August 1973 JVO LONGER Genetics has lost some of its magic By ROBERT RE1NHOLD New York Times Service Calif. Gene- tics the reigning queen of the life sciences for the last gener- ation seems to be losing its magic. In the years since the Second World the science of gene- tics has penetrated to the very core of revealing the most fundamental chemical secrets of heredity. It has thrust the human race headlong and un- prepared into a new biological epoch that has given man the tools to alter the course of his after he had been buffeted only by the gentle forces of natural selection for 2 million years. having solved the tough- est many of the great scientific muids that had rushed into genetics are now moving on to explore the brain and other new scientific fron- tiers. is kind of said Gunthur S. the sci- entist philosopher at the Uni- versity of California. problems -we were interested in have been solved so it is not so interesting any For the who want to measure themselves against the impossible this is not such a good field It was a judgment that would probably grate on most of the geneticists and biochem- ists from 70 countries who have converged on the Berkely cam- pus for the 13th international Congress of which ended today. They chattered animatedly about such esoteric matters as reverse transcrip- chromosome inactivation -and DNA repair. But there was something missing. When the geneticists last met five years ago in they were riding the crest of a .great wave of excitement. The genetic the biochemical system by which the genetic blueprint received by every or- ganism is translated into tan- gible had just been cracked. scientists had discov- ered the structure of the mas- ter molecule in the chromo- somes that controls all life the spiral shaped substance called Bepxyribpnucleic or in which the genetic information is stored with math- ematical precision. The air was full of heady talk about tinker- ing with the human genetic en- downment to cure disease and possibly to improve the species. But today the goals of gene- tics seem much less well de- fined. The participants came here knowing that they would hear nothing very new or very such as the announce- ment by H. J. Muller at the Fifth International Congrsss of Genetics in 1927 in Berlin that he had or mu- the genetic material vyith x-rays. It was the first time man had wilfully atlered the stuff of heredity. That is not to say that noth- ing remains to be done in gene- tics. Decades of demanding work lie ahead to fill in the gaps in to extend the hereditary principles eluci- dated in bacteria to the more complex higher to apply the new knowledge to ag- riculture and to cure such dreaded conditions as cancer and mental retadation. this congress spon- sored by the International Gen- etics Federation was the largest held since the origin of the meetings in 1899. About 500 more scientists than had been expected showed and the organizers ran out of pro- guides and even name- card holders long before the last had registered. Particularly well represented were the Japanese and the Rus- who came in substantial numbers for the first time since the demise of ths biological doc- trine of Lysenkoism which had decimated their ranks during the Stalin years. many participants agreed that the hurdles before them now were more techni- cal than conceptual. Corner 3rd Ave. and 8fh St. S. Phone 327-8548 STORES 10 POINT DRUM BRAKE OVERHAUL .90 ALL 4 WHEELS 1. True the drums on all four wheels. 2. Arc the new linings for perfect braking contact. 3. Check the master cylinders. 4. Check the wheel cylinders. 5. Check brake shoe return springs. 6. Check brake fluid lines. 7. Add premium quality brake fluid. 8. Check and repack outer front wheel bearings. 9. Road test your car. 10. mile guarantee. Tirestone FRONT.WHEEL ALIGNMENT BALANCE SPECIAL ONLY TO STRETCH TIRE Firestone Riding System Service Specialists will carefully align and both front repack outer front wheel plus check shock battery and all suspension parts. Foreign torsion bars or air conditioning extra. Tirestone BRAKE OVERHAUL Firestono Riding System Service Specialists will install four new front brake repack outer front wheel bearings and inspect rotors and rear brakes. Rotors calipers rebuilt al extra cost. Guaranteed for miles er 24 whichever comes first. Same low price for many imports liVi Datsun and Toyota. TWO WHEELS RAID Large economy size 14.5 oz. BESTBUYI OB-22-058-4 LARGE ECONOMY SIZE 12 oz. OFF Checking the coloneVs home life Dr. Mary Burns checks the excavation site of a home built about 1826 by Col. John the British engineer who built the Rideau canal. Site of the des- troyed by has covered by a park overlooking the Rideau locks In down- town Ottawa near Parliament Hill. Dr. a National Capital Commission histor- found the site while on a walk. Adult Upgrading All classes operate two evenings per week as is indicated on the schedules under High School Preparatory and High School Matriculation p.m. FALL-PREPARATORY MATRICULATION CLASSES will begin. September 5th or September 1973 will end December 19th or December 1973 The School of Continuing Education each year offers a program of evening courses designed for those adults who wish to upgrade their formal academic schooling. This program can assist a student 1. wishes to upgrade his academic standing for admission into a high school level program. 2. wishes to gain entrance to various post-secondary technical institutes such as the Northern Institute of Technology .Southern Alberta Institute of Tech- Schools of Agriculture and Nursing Schools. 3. wishes to complete the requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma. 4. wishes to gain entrance through the Alberta High School Matriculation program to a university. 5. seeks admission to any regular day programs offered by the Lethbridgft Community College. ALL CLASSES subject to a MINIMUM registration of 10 students. HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATORY COURSES BIOLOGY 120 Tuesday and Thursday CHEMISTRY 120 Monday and Wednesday ENGLISH 120 Tuesday and Thursday FRENCH 120 Monday and Wednesday Monday and Wednesday MATHEMATICS 120 Monday and Wednesday PHYSICS 120 Tuesday and Thursday p.m. course HIGH SCHOOL MATRICULATION COURSES BIOLOGY 130 Monday and Wednesday CHEMISTRY 130 Tuesday and Thursday ENGLISH 130 Tuesday and Thursday FRENCH 130 Tuesday and Thursday MATHEMATICS 130 Monday and Wednesday MATHEMATICS 131 Tuesday and Thursday PHYSICS 130 Monday and Wednesday SOCIAL STUDIES 130 Monday and Wednesday p.m. per course BASIC SKILLS PROGRAM A special program designed for students who can understand but whose level of achievement is below that of Junior High School. Individualized programs will be developed to allow each student to learn at his own rate. Each program will include elements of arithmetic general science as well .as reading and writing. 10 Mondays and beginning September 1973 73-351A p.m. BASIC ENGLISH FOR NEW CANADIANS Designed to assist any adult who wishes to speak and write English ly. LEVEL 1 emphasizes spoken English and includes basic word re- cognition and proper pronunciation. LEVELS 5 and 6 continue from level with a gradual shift in emphasis to include reading ond writing. By level 6. the student will have achieved a basic competency in both spoken and written English. Students may enler whatever level seems most appropriate to their needs. 10 Tuesdays and Thurvkzyi beginning September 1973 p.m. includes all necessary texts and For mow Information contact THE SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION NEW LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PHONE 327.2141 EXTENSION 228 ;