May/June 1998

SPECIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY REPORT

THE NEW YOU: A MOTHER JONES PULLOUT
Illustrations by Gary Panter

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SPECIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY REPORT

THE NEW YOU: A MOTHER JONES PULLOUT
Illustrations by Gary Panter

AN OWNERS' GUIDE
by Hope Shand
What companies are buying which genes.

PATENT PENDING
by Jeremy Rifkin
Consumer-driven science and the new eugenics.

NEXT YEAR'S MODEL
by Ana Marie Cox and Kerry Lauerman
The genetically perfect pinup.

ICELAND'S BLOND AMBITION
by Eliot Marshall
A country is trading its genes for a chance at the future of pharmacology.

REGULATING THE RESEARCHERS
by Rachel Burstein
Banning scientific research won't stop it from happening.

FETAL POSITIONS
by William Saletan
The battle lines have already been drawn, but it's the wrong fight.

FEATURES

ALL YOU, ALL THE TIME
by Debra Goldman
Making the Disney Channel work means getting inside your head.

THE COURT INQUISITOR
by Michael Lind
Kenneth Starr is the wrong answer to the right problem.

SO YOU WANT TO TRADE WITH A DICTATOR
by Ken Silverstein
How to win friends and influence trade policy: a Mother Jones investigation into the lobby against trade sanctions.

TRAVEL TO EXOTIC FOREIGN LANDS! SEE BEAUTIFUL CORAL REEFS! AND KILL THEM!
by Bradford Matsen
Something is killing the coral reefs: an ecological whodunit.

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S NOTEPeople 2.0

BACKTALK Global exchange; lactation agitation.

OUTFRONT
Paycheck Protection Racket
Sex & Politics: Hard Data
Internships: A Field Guide Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Is There an Imposter in the House?
MoJo's June Hellraiser: Ron Hayes
Updates: Hart to Hart, Generation Mex, Monsanto Pays Up
Nicole Hollander: My Perfect Baby

HOME/PLANET Engineering an organic standard.
by Leora Broydo

WELLBEING Sunscreen won't save you.
by Michael Castleman

VISIONS
Stephanie Coontz on the hand that rocks the cradle.
Interview by Sarah Pollock

MEDIAJONES Decoding clones.
PLUS: The best biotech books.

READING LIST Some not-so-light summer reading.
by Arthur I. Blaustein

PAULA POUNDSTONEThe origin of Spam; the final word on Ping-Pong.

THE FUTURE OF...
...the presidency.
Cartoon by Peter Kuper