News of the WeekNewsmaker Interview: Luc Montagnier

French Nobelist Escapes "Intellectual Terror" to Pursue Radical Ideas in China

Science  24 Dec 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6012, pp. 1732
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6012.1732

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Virologist and Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier announced earlier this month that, at age 78, he will take on the leadership of a new research institute at Jiaotong University in Shanghai. What has shocked many scientists, however, isn't Montagnier's departure from France but what he plans to study in China: electromagnetic waves that Montagnier says emanate from the highly diluted DNA of various pathogens. Science talked to Montagnier last week.