From cell phones to stem cells, cell-related technologies inspired many responses to the July issue. In a month marked by its celebration of independence, readers wrote about the liberties these various systems allow and reflected on how to keep business and law current with available technology. Some addressed the complexities of the freedom granted by wireless communications. Several pursued the issue of self-imposed limits on independent research and applications of cloning. American statesman and science enthusiast Thomas Jefferson once pondered this theme himself, postulating in 1810 that "laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind." Feel free to read more about the July issue on the following pages.
This article was originally published with the title Letters.