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27 February 1997 Vol 385 No 6619 pp753-838
Opinion
News in Brief
Commentaries
Scientific Correspondence
Book Reviews
New on the Market
nature guide to authors
News
Correspondence
News and Views
Articles
Letters to Nature

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Opinions
Paramount leadership that failed to deliver freedom 753
China's economic growth and scientific development bear witness to the towering achievements of Deng Xiaoping. But his death highlights grievous shortcomings that his successor should avoid.
doi:10.1038/385753a0
PDF (253K)
Caught napping by clones 753
Pleas for ethical advice on mammalian cloning reveal a lack of foresight.
doi:10.1038/385753b0
PDF (253K)
News in Brief
News in brief 762
doi:10.1038/385762a0
PDF (341K)
Commentary
A call to action from the lab bench 765
Basic researchers in Britain and elsewhere must become more informed about science policy and more active as campaigners if their profession is to survive. Useful lessons can be learned from colleagues in the United States.
Michelle Peckham
doi:10.1038/385765a0
PDF (340K)
Scientific Correspondence
A new look at old sharks 779
John G. Maisey & Marcelo R. de Carvalho
doi:10.1038/385779a0
References | PDF (650K)
A pivotal Archaea group 780
S. Burggraf, P. Heyder & N. Eis
doi:10.1038/385780a0
References | PDF (293K)
Fullerene 'crop circles' 780
Jie Liu, Hongjie Dai, Jason H. Hafner, Daniel T. Colbert, Richard E. Smalley, Sander J. Tans & Cees Dekker
doi:10.1038/385780b0
References | PDF (587K)
Plants combat infection by gene silencing 781
Simon N. Covey, Nadia S. Al-Kaff, Amagoia Lángara & David S. Turner
doi:10.1038/385781a0
References | PDF (569K)
Evening carbon atom oddities 782
Matthew Kaser
doi:10.1038/385782a0
PDF (275K)
Evening carbon atom oddities 782
Peter G. Stanley
doi:10.1038/385782b0
PDF (275K)
Book Reviews
Struggles to beat the system 783
David Joravsky reviews Science and Dissent in Post-Mao China: The Politics of Knowledge  by  H. Lyman Miller & Nikolai Krementsov
doi:10.1038/385783a0
PDF (613K)
All done by mirrors 785
Simon Altmann reviews Mirrors in Mind  by  Richard Gregory
doi:10.1038/385785a0
PDF (285K)
Crunchy brains 785
Stephen J. Simpson reviews The Neurobiology of an Insect Brain  by  Malcolm Burrows
doi:10.1038/385785b0
PDF (749K)
Infinite possibilities 786
Joseph Silk reviews Before the Beginning: Our Universe and Others  by  Martin Rees
doi:10.1038/385786a0
PDF (468K)
A matter of life and death 786
doi:10.1038/385786b0
PDF (468K)
New on the Market
Finding a gene in a haystack 839
This edition offers new equipment and reagents to make gene hunting easier, including multiple sequence alignment software, a new DNA electrophoresis system, an in situ detection system and a plant DNA extraction system.
doi:10.1038/385839a0
PDF (1,833K)
nature guide to authors
Notes for contributors 844
doi:10.1038/385844a0
PDF (304K)
News
Confidentiality of academy panel challenged by environmentalists 755
David Kramer
doi:10.1038/385755a0
PDF (264K)
US decision 'will not limit gene patents' 755
Claire O'Brien
doi:10.1038/385755b0
PDF (264K)
Marijuana research gets backing at NIH 756
Meredith Wadman
doi:10.1038/385756a0
PDF (253K)
High-level ethics committee 'needed to guide genetics policy' 756
MEREDITH WADMAN
doi:10.1038/385756b0
PDF (253K)
Cloning technique 'reveals legal loophole' 757
Ehsan Masood
doi:10.1038/385757a0
PDF (271K)
Japan decides to burn plutonium stocks 757
David Swinbanks
doi:10.1038/385757b0
PDF (271K)
Abortion foe blamed for research head upset in Australia 758
Peter Pockley
doi:10.1038/385758a0
PDF (376K)
Holland picks 'superleague' plan, despite criticisms 758
Declan Butler
doi:10.1038/385758b0
PDF (376K)
Basic research gets bipartisan treatment 759
Colin Macilwain
doi:10.1038/385759a0
PDF (259K)
Budget 'windfall' may tempt Canadian researchers back home 759
David Spurgeon
doi:10.1038/385759b0
PDF (259K)
Russian rocket offer holds key to Cluster relaunch 760
Alison Abbott
doi:10.1038/385760a0
PDF (282K)
Germany may relax animal experiment rules 760
Alun Anderson
doi:10.1038/385760b0
PDF (282K)
Abbott sues Chiron over 'secrets' in heads of recruits 760
Sally Lehrman
doi:10.1038/385760c0
PDF (282K)
Culture clash tarnishes the image of star laboratory 761
Quirin Schiermeier
doi:10.1038/385761a0
PDF (281K)
Correspondence
Beyond the language barrier 764
G. Fewer
doi:10.1038/385764a0
References | PDF (251K)
Beyond the language barrier 764
Sachi Sri Kantha
doi:10.1038/385764b0
References | PDF (251K)
Beyond the language barrier 764
N. Umakantha
doi:10.1038/385764c0
References | PDF (251K)
Beyond the language barrier 764
Janet Carter-Sigglow
doi:10.1038/385764d0
References | PDF (251K)
News & Views
The world's oldest spears 767
Humans of 400,000 years ago were sophisticated big-game hunters. Complete hunting spears discovered in a German coal-mine puncture the idea that these people hadn't the technology or foresight to hunt systematically.
Robin Dennell
doi:10.1038/385767a0
References | PDF (531K)
New physics at last? 768
David Miller
doi:10.1038/385768a0
References | PDF (648K)
An udder way of making lambs 769
Colin Stewart
doi:10.1038/385769a0
References | PDF (858K)
Why lizards can't turn a blind eye 771
Alison Mitchell
doi:10.1038/385771a0
PDF (508K)
Many fingers make light work 772
Jonathon Mamin
doi:10.1038/385772a0
References | PDF (286K)
Mutations make enzyme polymerize 773
M. F. Perutz
doi:10.1038/385773a0
References | PDF (747K)
 773
doi:10.1038/385773b0
PDF (467K)
One of our planets is missing 775
Gordon Walker
doi:10.1038/385775a0
References | PDF (654K)
Case studies of extinction 776
Paul H. Harvey & Robert M. May
doi:10.1038/385776a0
References | PDF (833K)
Heard the one about the guinea pig? 776
Alison Mitchell
doi:10.1038/385776b0
PDF (374K)
The sap also bubbles 777
David Jones
doi:10.1038/385777a0
PDF (463K)
Clyde Tombaugh (1906-97) Astronomer who discovered the Solar System's ninth planet 778
S. Alan Stern
doi:10.1038/385778a0
PDF (732K)
Article
Instability, unfolding and aggregation of human lysozyme variants underlying amyloid fibrillogenesis 787
David R. Booth, Margaret Sunde, Vittorio Bellotti, Carol V. Robinson, Winston L. Hutchinson, Paul E. Fraser, Philip N. Hawkins, Christopher M. Dobson, Sheena E. Radford, Colin C. F. Blake & Mark B. Pepys
doi:10.1038/385787a0
Abstract & References | PDF (1,566K)
Letters
Absence of a planetary signature in the spectra of the star 51 Pegasi 795
David F. Gray
doi:10.1038/385795a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (510K)
Uniform elemental analysis of materials by sputtering and photoionization mass spectrometry 797
Chun He, Julian N. Basler & Christopher H. Becker
doi:10.1038/385797a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (644K)
Induction of molecular asymmetry by a remote chiral group 799
Patrick Linnane, Nicholas Magnus & Philip Magnus
doi:10.1038/385799a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (637K)
Eccentricity forcing of Pliocene–Early Pleistocene climate revealed in a marine oxygen-isotope record 801
Steven C. Clemens & Ralf Tiedemann
doi:10.1038/385801a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (834K)
Vegetation-induced warming of high-latitude regions during the Late Cretaceous period 804
Bette L. Otto-Bliesner & Garland R. Upchurch Jr
doi:10.1038/385804a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,029K)
Lower Palaeolithic hunting spears from Germany 807
Hartmut Thieme
doi:10.1038/385807a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,100K)
Viable offspring derived from fetal and adult mammalian cells 810
I. Wilmut, A. E. Schnieke, J. McWhir, A. J. Kind & K. H. S. Campbell
doi:10.1038/385810a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,194K)
Evidence against a dedicated system for word learning in children 813
Lori Markson & Paul Bloom
doi:10.1038/385813a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (803K)
A cGMP-gated cation channel in depolarizing photoreceptors of the lizard parietal eye 815
J. T. Finn, E. C. Solessio & K.-W. Yau
doi:10.1038/385815a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,015K)
Insensitivity to anaesthetic agents conferred by a class of GABAA receptor subunit 820
Paul A. Davies, Mike C. Hanna, Tim G. Hales & Ewen F. Kirkness
doi:10.1038/385820a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (847K)
Mechanism of resistance of African trypanosomes to cytotoxic human HDL 823
Kristin M. Hager & Stephen L. Hajduk
doi:10.1038/385823a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (974K)
Hrs-2 is an ATPase implicated in calcium-regulated secretion 826
Andrew J. Bean, Roland Seifert, Yu A. Chen, Rachel Sacks & Richard H. Scheller
doi:10.1038/385826a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (845K)
pangolinencodes a Lef-1 homologue that acts downstream of Armadillo to transduce the Wingless signal in Drosophila  829
Erich Brunner, Oliver Peter, Liang Schweizer & Konrad Basler
doi:10.1038/385829a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,513K)
Crystal structure of the anthrax toxin protective antigen 833
Carlo Petosa, R. John Collier, Kurt R. Klimpel, Stephen H. Leppla & Robert C. Liddington
doi:10.1038/385833a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,760K)
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