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An Awesome Future

Many readers were excited by the possibilities described in our April 10 cover story, "The Race to Decode the Human Body." "The biotech frontier is our legacy," wrote one. "This benchmark issue should be required reading for all high-school science classes," declared another. "I've put extra copies in my cedar chest for my grandchildren to read when they're old enough." But some people were less sanguine about the biotech revolution. "Humans shouldn't play God," said one reader. "If this...

The Last Dutch Master

WILLEM DE KOONING CALLED HIMSELF A ""SLIPPING glimpser'' because his pictures were never totally abstract. Early last Wednesday morning, he slipped from life at the age of 92.