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15 May 1997 Vol 387 No 6630 pp215-315
Opinion
News in Brief
Commentaries
Scientific Correspondence
Book Reviews
Guide to Authors
New on the Market
News
Correspondence
Obituary
News and Views
Articles
Letters to Nature

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Opinions
Setting priorities is painful but necessary 215
The United States needs a credible and far-sighted body to provide the government with forthright advice on scientific priorities. Scientists should support the National Science Board in its efforts to fulfil this task.
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Now for the hard part 215
Britain's Labour party still needs to show how it intends to put science 'at the heart of government'.
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News in Brief
News in brief 224
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Commentary
Engineering design lessons from Kobe 227
Bringing old building stock into line with modern standards of earthquake-resistant design is a daunting and expensive task. But the damage caused by the Kobe earthquake shows that doing nothing will be even more costly.
Adrian M. Chandler
doi:10.1038/387227a0
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Scientific Correspondence
Poultry virus infection in Antarctic penguins 245
Heather Gardner, Knowles Kerry, Martin Riddle, Sue Brouwer & Laurie Gleeson
doi:10.1038/387245a0
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Infant leukaemia after the Chernobyl accident 246
J. Michaelis, U. Kaletsch, W. Burkart & B. Grosche
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Infant leukaemia after the Chernobyl accident 246
E. Petridou, D. Trichopoulos, N. Dessypris, V. Flytzani, S. Haidas, M. Kalmanti, D. Koliouskas, H. Kosmidis, F. Piperopoulou & F. Tzortzatou
doi:10.1038/387246b0
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Animal mitochondrial DMA recombination 247
David H. Lunt & Bradley C. Hyman
doi:10.1038/387247a0
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Collecting interstellar dust grains 248
G. J. Flynn
doi:10.1038/387248a0
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Book Reviews
Still on the learning curve 249
Alan L. Mackay reviews The Language of Shape: The Role of Curvature in Condensed Matter– Physics, Chemistry and Biology  . By  Stephen Hyde, Sten Andersson, Kåre Larsson, Zoltan Blum, Tomas Landh, Sven Lidin & Barry W. Ninham
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Questions for our fairy godmother 250
Lewis Wolpert reviews Why Aren't Black Holes Black? The Unanswered Questions at the Frontiers of Science  . By  Robert M. Hazen & Maxine Singer
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The chemist as accountant 250
Maurice Crosland reviews Lavoisier: Chemist, Biologist, Economist  . By  Jean-Pierre Poirier
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Prescriptions of the ancients 251
Leslie Crombie reviews Prospecting for Drugs in Ancient and Medieval European Texts: A Scientific Approach  . edited by  Bart K. Holland
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Renaissance view of nature in miniature 252
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Guide to Authors
Notes for contributors 316
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New on the Market
In and around the lab 317
This week's pot-pourri for the laboratory includes a freeze dryer, a centrifugal concentrator, a chemical reaction system, a radio transmitting data logger and a miniature spectrophotometer.
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News
US panel to back longer cloning ban, ducks thornier questions 217
Meredith Wadman
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Roslin patents come under the spotlight 217
Declan Butler
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France is urged to loosen ban on embryo research 218
Declan Butler
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Germany cuts funds for joint work with eastern Europe 219
Quirin Schiermeier
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Japan calls in outside help to reform nuclear efforts 219
Richard Nathan
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Synchrotron to move to science institute? 219
Richard Nathan
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Science board is cautious on expanded policy role 220
Colin Macilwain
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Holland unveils telescope design entry 220
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US academy staff face pay freeze after court ruling 220
Colin Macilwain
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Truce likely in battle over 'DNA-chip' patent rights 221
Declan Butler
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US farmers warm to bioengineered crops 221
Meredith Wadman
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University cuts 'lack real justification' 222
Peter Pockley
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Australian funding begins long drift downhill 222
PETER 
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Hughes confirms its faith in excellence 223
Over the past decade, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has seen a steady escalation in the value of both its endowment and its reputation as a source of support for high-quality biomedical research.
Colin Macilwain
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Correspondence
TB still a global killer 226
Jon S. Friedland
doi:10.1038/387226a0
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Taking exception 226
Andrew Jenkins
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Not a good example 226
Erwin Klingsberg
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Energy amplifier could have military uses 226
André Gsponer
doi:10.1038/387226d0
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Obituary
Astrophysicist and founder of controlled nuclear fusion research 244
George B. Field & John N. Bahcall
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News & Views
The value of everything 231
Economists and ecologists have Joined forces to estimate the annual value of the services that Earth's ecosystems provide. Most services lie outside the market and are hard to calculate, yet minimum estimates equal or exceed global gross national product.
Stuart L. Pimm
doi:10.1038/387231a0
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Estimating the cultural value of the oceans 231
STUART L. PIMM
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When streams collide 232
Chris Paola
doi:10.1038/387232a0
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Molecular bungees 233
Thomas C. S. Keller III
doi:10.1038/387233a0
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Organic superconductivity grows in high fields 235
Denis Jérome
doi:10.1038/387235a0
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The limits to growth 237
Louis A. Codispoti
doi:10.1038/387237a0
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Virgin Callisto 237
Stephen Battersby
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Cancer drugs better than taxol? 238
Cameron J. Cowden
doi:10.1038/387238a0
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Simple rules with complex outcomes 241
Gareth Hughes & José Luis González Andújar
doi:10.1038/387241a0
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Message change for fat controller 242
James Scott
doi:10.1038/387242a0
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Reduced mass 243
David Jones
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Article
The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital 253
Robert Costanza, Ralph d'Arge, Rudolf de Groot, Stephen Farber, Monica Grasso, Bruce Hannon, Karin Limburg, Shahid Naeem, Robert V. O'Neill, Jose Paruelo, Robert G. Raskin, Paul Sutton & Marjan van den Belt
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Letters
Absence of a magnetic-field signature in plasma-wave observations at Callisto 261
D. A. Gurnett, W. S. Kurth, A Roux & S. J. Bolton
doi:10.1038/387261a0
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Absence of an internal magnetic field at Callisto 262
K. K. Khurana, M. G. Kivelson, C. T. Russell, R. J. Walker & D. J. Southwood
doi:10.1038/387262a0
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Gravitational evidence for an undifferentiated Callisto 264
J. D. Anderson, E. L. Lau, W. L. Sjogren, G. Schubert & W. B. Moore
doi:10.1038/387264a0
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Large low-field magnetoresistance in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 induced by artificial grain boundaries 266
N. D. Mathur, G. Burnell, S. P. Isaac, T. J. Jackson, B.-S. Teo, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, L. F. Cohen, J. E. Evetts & M. G. Blamire
doi:10.1038/387266a0
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Synthesis of epothilones A and B in solid and solution phase 268
K. C. Nicolaou, N. Winssinger, J. Pastor, S. Ninkovic, F. Sarabia, Y. He, D. Vourloumis, Z. Yang, T. Li, P. Giannakakou & E. Hamel
doi:10.1038/387268a0
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Evolution of the nitrogen cycle and its influence on the biological sequestration of CO2 in the ocean 272
Paul G. Falkowski
doi:10.1038/387272a0
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Scour in large braided rivers and the recognition of sequence stratigraphic boundaries 275
James L. Best & Philip J. Ashworth
doi:10.1038/387275a0
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Synaptic plasticity in a cerebellum-like structure depends on temporal order 278
Curtis C. Bell, Victor Z. Han, Yoshiko Sugawara & Kirsty Grant
doi:10.1038/387278a0
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Dynamics of orientation tuning in macaque primary visual cortex 281
Dario L. Ringach, Michael J Hawken & Robert Shapley
doi:10.1038/387281a0
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Representations of odours and odour mixtures visualized in the honeybee brain 285
Jasdan Joerges, Armin Küttner, C. Giovanni Galizia & Randolf Menzel
doi:10.1038/387285a0
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Presenilin 1 is required for Notch 1 and Dll1 expression in the paraxial mesoderm 288
Philip C. Wong, Hui Zheng, Hua Chen, Mark W. Becher, Dalip J. S. Sirinathsinghji, Myrna E. Trumbauer, Howard Y. Chen, Donald L. Price, Lex H. T. Van der Ploeg & Sangram S. Sisodia
doi:10.1038/387288a0
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The role of RhoA in tissue polarity and Frizzled signalling 292
David I. Strutt, Ursula Weber & Marek Mlodzik
doi:10.1038/387292a0
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Mdm2 promotes the rapid degradation of p53 296
Ygal Haupt, Ruth Maya, Anat Kazaz & Moshe Oren
doi:10.1038/387296a0
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Regulation of p53 stability by Mdm2 299
Michael H. G. Kubbutat, Stephen N. Jones & Karen H. Vousden
doi:10.1038/387299a0
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Regulation of serotonin-2C receptor G-protein coupling by RNA editing 303
Colleen M. Burns, Hsin Chu, Susan M. Rueter, Linda K. Hutchinson, Hervé Canton, Elaine Sanders-Bush & Ronald B. Emeson
doi:10.1038/387303a0
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Elasticity and unfolding of single molecules of the giant muscle protein titin 308
L. Tskhovrebova, J. Trinick, J. A. Sleep & R. M. Simmons
doi:10.1038/387308a0
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Crystal structure of ICAM-2 reveals a distinctive integrin recognition surface 312
José M. Casasnovas, Timothy A. Springer, Jin-huan Liu, Stephen C. Harrison & Jia-huai Wang
doi:10.1038/387312a0
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