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11) The rigid, and dead, right way is replaced, then, by a crossroads at which such opposites as mystery and science do not so much act as binaries jockeying for position as they explode the very lines that divide them, reconstituting the structures by which we know our world.
An "act" is revealed by a different syntax; when I speak of it in the first-person singular, a shift from it to I, I announce the act as unequivocally my own.
The biotechnology industry, therefore, hopes to live up to its potential as a billion dollar industry using the Orphan Drug Act as a springboard.