Kaitlin Paulson’s story in the Feb. 18 edition of the News (“Batson, Fox chosen for Gates Cambridge,” 2/18/08) mistakenly reported that Molly Fox will be studying the amino-genetic relationship in the context of the life-history theory; actually, Fox will be studying the immunogenetic relationship between mother and fetus and the evolution of pregnancy within the context of the life-history theory. Fox was quoted as saying, “My field requires a view of humanity from a very large-scale perspective for a changing species”; instead, the quotation should have read “My field requires a view of humanity from a very large-scale perspective” in order to detect variation in traits between populations and across time. She also did not say that having a U.S. education is “debilitating,” as the article reported. In addition, the article quoted Fox as saying that out of “the top 35 developed nations,” the United States had the second-highest infant-mortality rate, when in fact she said the United States was second in infant mortality among “the 35 developed nations.”
The News sincerely regrets these errors.