Volume 357 Issue 6379, 18 June 1992


  • Opinion |

    Rumours that the UN conference that finished last Sunday in Rio was a failure are false. The urgent matters were dealt with adequately, while the global character of other problems has been more widely acknowledged.

  • Opinion |

    The impending Washington summit has a daunting list of nuclear issues that must be tackled.

  • Opinion |

    Concealing the truth without lying is an old art, now spreading in the US human genome project.


News in Brief



  • Commentary |

    After years of research, the scientific committee of the International Whaling Commission is about to put forward a sound method for setting catch limits for whaling. But will other considerations undermine the science?

    • D. S. Butterworth

News & Views

Scientific Correspondence

Book Review

Review Article

  • Review Article |

    • Maarten J. de Wit
    • , Cornel E. J. de Ronde
    • , Marian Tredoux
    • , Chris Roering
    • , Rodger J. Hart
    • , Richard A. Armstrong
    • , Rod W. E. Green
    • , Ellie Peberdy
    •  & Roger A. Hart




Product Review

  • Product Review |

    Proteins separated on sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gels can be detected in subpicogram quantities by radioactivation of silver-treated protein molecules.

    • Andrew Wallace
    •  & Hanspeter Saluz
  • Product Review |

    Featured this week—tritium-labelled taxol, probes, conjugated monoclonal antibodies, and a system for the direct detection of beta-particles.

    • Diane Gershon
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