Volume 387 Issue 6628, 1 May 1997


  • Opinion |

    Circulars intended to notify astronomers of new detections should not be used to stake researchers' claims.


News Analysis

News in Brief



  • Commentary |

    At a time when the number of biotechnology-based patent applications is soaring, it is essential that the law allows a significant 'experimental-use' exemption. The United States urgently needs to modify its legislation in this area.

    • Philippe Ducor

News Analysis

  • News Analysis |

    Patience is a virtue for the evolutionary biologist. Long-term experiments on populations of lizards introduced onto islands in the Bahamas show the forces of adaptation to environment at work.

    • Ted J. Case

News & Views

Scientific Correspondence

Book Review




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