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22 May 1997 Vol 387 No 6631 pp321-430
Opinion
News in Brief
briefing science wars
Commentaries
Scientific Correspondence
Book Reviews
recruitment feature
News
Correspondence
News and Views
Articles
Letters to Nature

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Opinions
Short-circuit to be avoided by bioethics committees 321
A decision by the French national bioethics committee to recommend a ban on human cloning for reproductive purposes sets a dangerous precedent, pre-empting a much-needed public debate.
doi:10.1038/387321a0
PDF (247K)
A need for endorsement? 321
Science studiers and their scientist critics should concentrate on constructive engagement.
doi:10.1038/387321b0
PDF (247K)
News in Brief
News in brief 330
doi:10.1038/387330a0
PDF (264K)
briefing science wars
Campuses ring to a stormy clash over truth and reason 331
Temperatures remain high in US faculties as what started as a relatively esoteric debate on the nature of scientific knowledge continues to reverberate. Whatever their differences, both sides agree that important issues are at stake–including the role of universities themselves.
Colin Macilwain
doi:10.1038/387331a0
PDF (1,594K)
Science studies braces for the fall-out 332
DAVID DICKSON
doi:10.1038/387332a0
PDF (719K)
Champions or challengers of the cause of science? 333
David Dickson
doi:10.1038/387333a0
References | PDF (789K)
European sparks fail to ignite 334
DAVID DICKSON
doi:10.1038/387334a0
PDF (571K)
Gunfire echoes in debates on public understanding 335
Ehsan Masood
doi:10.1038/387335a0
PDF (800K)
Commentary
Nepotism and sexism in peer-review 341
In the first-ever analysis of peer-review scores for postdoctoral fellowship applications, the system is revealed as being riddled with prejudice. The policy of secrecy in evaluation must be abandoned.
Christine Wennerås & Agnes Wold
doi:10.1038/387341a0
References | PDF (1,054K)
Scientific Correspondence
Tyrannosaurs suffered from gout 357
Bruce M. Rothschild, Darren Tanke & Ken Carpenter
doi:10.1038/387357a0
References | PDF (328K)
Furtive mating in female chimpanzees 358
Pascal Gagneux, David S. Woodruff & Christophe Boesch
doi:10.1038/387358a0
References | PDF (751K)
Four climate cycles in Vostok ice core 359
J. R. Petit, I. Basile, A. Leruyuet, D. Raynaud, C. Lorius, J. Jouzel, M. Stievenard, V. Y. Lipenkov, N. I. Barkov, B. B. Kudryashov, M. Davis, E. Saltzman  & V. Kotlyakov
doi:10.1038/387359a0
References | PDF (633K)
Evidence for stone age cranial surgery 360
Kurt W. Alt, Christian Jeunesse , Carlos H. Buitrago-Téllez, Rüdiger Wächter, Eric Boës & Sandra L. Pichler
doi:10.1038/387360a0
References | PDF (303K)
Book Reviews
Future shocks and present woes 361
Oliver Morton reviews Imagined Worlds  by  Freeman Dyson
doi:10.1038/387361a0
PDF (997K)
Hats off to the bike 361
doi:10.1038/387361b0
PDF (485K)
Deciphering an enigma 362
Karl Sigmund reviews A Logical Journey: From Gödel to Philosophy (Representation of Mind)  by  Hao Wang & John Dawson
doi:10.1038/387362a0
PDF (832K)
Sex, flies and videotape 363
Helen Phillips reviews Microcosmos  A film by  Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou
doi:10.1038/387363a0
PDF (1,085K)
In retrospect chosen by David Hughes 364
David Hughes reviews Frontiers of Astronomy  by  Fred Hoyle
doi:10.1038/387364a0
PDF (769K)
recruitment feature
Green pastures for plant scientists 431
Competitive job markets and the shifting sands of funding in the United States and Europe may prompt agricultural and plant researchers to look at industry, academic–industry collaborations or a stint in a developing country.
Brendan Norton
doi:10.1038/387431a0
PDF (775K)
Monsanto reinvents itself after 95 years 433
Diane Gershon
doi:10.1038/387433a0
PDF (751K)
Europeans benefit from collaboration 434
Claire O'Brien
doi:10.1038/387434a0
PDF (1,155K)
Off-track careers 436
Ehsan Masood
doi:10.1038/387436a0
PDF (329K)
News
Clinton sketches out his 'ethical guideposts' for modern biology 323
Meredith Wadman
doi:10.1038/387323a0
PDF (679K)
Bioethics commission gets extended term 323
MEREDITH WADMAN
doi:10.1038/387323b0
PDF (679K)
Calls for human cloning ban 'stem from ignorance' 324
Declan Butler
doi:10.1038/387324a0
PDF (544K)
Unesco bioethics experts query their remit 324
DECLAN BUTLER
doi:10.1038/387324b0
PDF (544K)
'Science Wars' blamed for loss of post 325
Colin Macilwain
doi:10.1038/387325a0
PDF (254K)
Row over subsidies could delay EU Framework programme 325
Alison Abbott
doi:10.1038/387325b0
PDF (254K)
HUGO warning over broad patents on gene sequences 326
doi:10.1038/387326a0
PDF (273K)
Africa spearheads bid for strict rules on biosafety 326
Ehsan Masood
doi:10.1038/387326b0
PDF (273K)
South Africa reforms university funding 327
Michael Cherry
doi:10.1038/387327a0
PDF (659K)
Researchers pin hopes on international sources 327
MICHAEL CHERRY
doi:10.1038/387327b0
PDF (659K)
Research councils identify gaps in Europe's science 328
Alison Abbott
doi:10.1038/387328a0
PDF (252K)
Budget mismatch worries Australian scientists 328
Peter Pockley
doi:10.1038/387328b0
PDF (252K)
Germany plans 'unique' centre for Bonn 328
Quirin Schiermeier
doi:10.1038/387328c0
PDF (252K)
Access law threat to medical merger 329
Sally Lehrman
doi:10.1038/387329a0
PDF (246K)
Reborn, Captain Cook's ship sails home 329
doi:10.1038/387329b0
PDF (246K)
Correspondence
The last natural nuclear fission reactor 337
F. Gauthier-Lafaye
doi:10.1038/387337a0
PDF (333K)
Who cares what's new? 337
Murray T. Batchelor, Bruce I. Henry & Simon D. Watt
doi:10.1038/387337b0
PDF (333K)
The end of the World is not nigh 338
John Leslie
doi:10.1038/387338a0
PDF (694K)
There aren't plenty more fish in the sea 339
M. R. Jaffa
doi:10.1038/387339a0
PDF (408K)
Backing the wrong horse 340
Franklin M. Loew
doi:10.1038/387340a0
PDF (266K)
Space can wait 340
Alexander H. Harcourt
doi:10.1038/387340b0
References | PDF (266K)
USGS managers should consult customers 340
G. Michael Reimer
doi:10.1038/387340c0
PDF (266K)
Public perception 340
Ruaraidh Hill, Martin Stanisstreet, Edward Boyes & Helen O'Sullivan
doi:10.1038/387340d0
PDF (266K)
News & Views
Hot-spotting in the Pacific 345
Combining the geometry of plate tectonics, and the computational advantage of digital sea-floor topography, provides a new method for locating plumes rising from the Earth's deep mantle and for tracing the history of plate motions.
Seth Stein
doi:10.1038/387345a0
References | PDF (747K)
The viral mousetrap 346
James Binley & John P. Moore
doi:10.1038/387346a0
References | PDF (1,006K)
Peering between the clouds 348
Peter Jakobsen
doi:10.1038/387348a0
References | PDF (839K)
A new missing link 349
Lawrence M. Witmer
doi:10.1038/387349a0
References | PDF (913K)
Crowns get organized 350
Thomas E. Mallouk
doi:10.1038/387350a0
References | PDF (648K)
Making life simpler 351
H. C. J. Godfray
doi:10.1038/387351a0
References | PDF (538K)
Fixing a symbiotic circle 352
Allan Downie
doi:10.1038/387352a0
References | PDF (1,675K)
 353
doi:10.1038/387353a0
PDF (951K)
Progress at the K-T boundary 354
David Jablonski
doi:10.1038/387354a0
References | PDF (986K)
Forcible foam 355
David Jones
doi:10.1038/387355a0
PDF (526K)
obituary: George Wald(1906–97) 356
Biologist who discovered the role of vitamin A in vision
John E. Dowling
doi:10.1038/387356a0
PDF (703K)
Articles
A geometric technique for relocating hotspots and refining absolute plate motions 365
Paul Wessel & Loren Kroenke
doi:10.1038/387365a0
Abstract & References | PDF (1,578K)
Structure of ADP·AIF4 -stabilized nitrogenase complex and its implications for signal transduction 370
Hermann Schindelin, Caroline Kisker, Jamie L. Schlessman, James B. Howard & Douglas C. Rees
doi:10.1038/387370a0
Abstract & References | PDF (1,902K)
Letters
Petrological evidence for shock melting of carbonates in the martian meteorite ALH84001 377
Edward R. D. Scott, Akira Yamaguchi & Alexander N. Krot
doi:10.1038/387377a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,006K)
Synthesis and structural characterization of an AI77 cluster 379
A. Ecker, E. Weckert & H. Schnöckel
doi:10.1038/387379a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (852K)
Residue-based control of helix shape in β-peptide oligomers 381
Daniel H. Appella, Laurie A. Christianson, Daniel A. Klein, Douglas R. Powell, Xiaolin Huang, Joseph J. Barchi Jr & Samuel H. Gellman
doi:10.1038/387381a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,041K)
Modelling teleconnections between the North Atlantic and North Pacific during the Younger Dryas 384
Uwe Mikolajewicz, Thomas J. Crowley, Andreas Schiller & Reinhard Voss
doi:10.1038/387384a0
Abstract & References | PDF (989K)
Catastrophic collapse at stratovolcanoes induced by gradual volcano spreading 387
B. van Wyk de Vries & P. W. Francis
doi:10.1038/387387a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,305K)
New evidence concerning avian origins from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia 390
Fernando E. Novas & Pablo F. Puertat
doi:10.1038/387390a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (736K)
Trade-off-invariant rules for evolutionary stable life histories 393
Eric L. Charnov
doi:10.1038/387393a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,110K)
Molecular basis of symbiosis between Rhizobium and legumes 394
Christoph Freiberg, Rémy Fellay, Amos Bairoch, William J. Broughton, André Rosenthal & Xavier Perret
doi:10.1038/387394a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (2,738K)
Task difficulty and the specificity of perceptual learning 401
Merav Ahissar & Shaul Hochstein
doi:10.1038/387401a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,609K)
Pax6 is required for differentiation of glucagon-producing α-cells in mouse pancreas 406
Luc St-Onge, Beatriz Sosa-Pineda, Kamal Chowdhury, Ahmed Mansouri & Peter Gruss
doi:10.1038/387406a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,005K)
Expression cloning and characterization of a renal electrogenic Na+ /HCO3 cotransporter 409
Michael F. Romero, Matthias A. Hediger, Emile L. Boulpaep & Walter F. Boron
doi:10.1038/387409a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (2,117K)
Overexpression of the HDL receptor SR-BI alters plasma HDL and bile cholesterol levels 414
Karen F. Kozarsky, Mary H. Donahee, Attilio Rigotti, Sohah N. Iqbal, Elazer R. Edelman & Monty Krieger
doi:10.1038/387414a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,038K)
Repression of the CDK activator Cdc25A and cell-cycle arrest by cytokine TGF-β in cells lacking the CDK inhibitor p15 417
Antonio lavarone & Joan Massagué
doi:10.1038/387417a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (2,627K)
Myc and Ras collaborate in inducing accumulation of active cyclin E/Cdk2 and E2F 422
Gustavo Leone, James DeGregori, Rosalie Sears, Laszlo Jakoi & Joseph R. Nevins
doi:10.1038/387422a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,361K)
Atomic structure of the ectodomain from HIV-1 gp41 426
W. Weissenhorn, A. Dessen, S. C. Harrison, J. J. Skehel & D. C. Wiley
doi:10.1038/387426a0
First paragraph & References | PDF (1,200K)
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