No pain, no gain

April 27, 2001

The birth of any new enterprise can be painful, but we were astonished to discover this week just how agonising it can be to form closer ties between institutions. Visitors seeking to learn more about the strategic alliance between City University and Queen Mary, University of London, from the former's website, were hyperlinked to an item headed "A childbirth procedure: genital mutilation similar to female circumcision?".

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