I trust you and Esther have recuperated from your travels.
Last week, somewhat belatedly, I inquired about my future prospects here, salary being only one issue. I should have an answer
soon. My point is that it would be distasteful for me and a waster of time for you to start bargaining until I can make up
my mind whether I can bear the thought of moving. I shall have to do this very shortly, of course.
Wisconsin seems very attractive, as it did from the first. Graduate students are not an important issue -- I am sure I would
do my best for them and probably enjoy it. Actually my responsibilities to most of the young people I have here present the
To turn to more interesting problems, I have been doing genetic experiments again lately, which is a welcome change. From
a study of the effect of UV on recombination I think I have evidence for copy choice replication and against zygote formation
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in T2 -- disposing of the Visconti-Delbruch [sic] theory. All kinds of negative interference would thus have to be attributed
to the heterozygotes, whose origin remains a great mystery. I believe my evidence for this is quite good and hope my enthusiasm
is justified, especially since in all my early genetic experiments I never came to grips with basic issues.
All this grew out of attempts -- more or less successful -- to demonstrate replication and genetic recombination in the presence
of delaram[?] phenisol[?].