How timely. As the news was breaking about the birth of a human clone, Time revealed it is out looking for sponsors for its first "The Future of Life Summit," Feb. 19 through 21 in Monterey, California. The biotechnology conference came about as the editors thought of ways to mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA. Time President Eileen Naughton said, "This is a first toe in the water for Time. " The event will be open to press and public and Naughton expects anywhere between 150 and 400 participants. Separately, Time is talking to TV networks, including CNN, about the possibility of airing a show about its 80th anniversary. The newsweekly is planning an editorial package titled, "80 Days That Shook the World," to run in March. Editors will pick the most salient day from each year.
contributing: jon fine, claire atkinson