Volume 430 Issue 6995, 1 July 2004

Editorials

  • Editorial |

    Previous assurances by the director of the US National Institutes of Health to Congress over the regulation of conflicts of interest are contradicted by fresh allegations. Tough new rules for staff seem essential to restore public confidence.

  • Editorial |

    Proponents of turbines on top of New York's Freedom Tower had better get their sums right.

News

News in Brief

Features

  • News Feature |

    As a child, geneticist Mario Capecchi had to fight for survival after his mother was imprisoned by the Nazis. He tells his story to Carina Dennis, hoping to inspire others from a disadvantaged background.

    • Carina Dennis
  • News Feature |

    The world's highest urban wind farm could be a flagship project for renewable energy, if New York City planners get their way. Are city dwellers ready for wind power? Jonathan Knight investigates.

    • Jonathan Knight
  • News Feature |

    A brain haemorrhage turned an ex-convict into an obsessive artist. Jim Giles meets him and the scientists studying his case.

    • Jim Giles

Correspondence

Books and Arts

Essay

    Concept

  • Essay |

    Dream consciousness: our understanding of the neurobiology of sleep offers insight into abnormalities in the waking brain.

    • Allan Hobson

News & Views

  • News & Views |

    Populations of cells can exhibit remarkably precise and stable circadian oscillations. But can single cells achieve such precision in the absence of intercellular communication? For cyanobacteria, it seems so.

    • Carl Hirschie Johnson
  • News & Views |

    Three gas-giant planets have now been found in puzzlingly close orbits around their stars. These ‘very hot Jupiters’ raise questions about planet-finding methods and our understanding of planetary systems.

    • Gibor Basri
  • News & Views |

    How do genomes evolve? Studies of numerous yeast species confirm the view that the duplication of genes, larger chromosomal segments and whole genomes are key mechanisms.

    • André Goffeau
  • News & Views |

    An innovative analysis of isotope signatures in fish fossils will help in understanding past ocean circulation and its role in the climate system, and in testing models for climate reconstruction.

    • Bernhard Diekmann
  • News & Views |

    Is the function of sleep to replenish energy resources or to modify neural connections in the brain? Recordings of the brain's ‘reverberating circuits’ evident during sleep shed light on the question.

    • Ilana S. Hairston
    •  & Robert T Knight
  • News & Views |

    The acoustic waves that ripple through the Sun should exist in other stars too. But a search for these ‘starquakes’ in the nearby star Procyon has found no evidence of them.

    • Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard
    •  & Hans Kjeldsen
  • News & Views |

    The complicated responses of lung-cancer patients to a particular drug — gefitinib — are now less puzzling. Mutations in the target gene help to explain why the treatment works in some cases but not in others.

    • Michael R. Stratton
    •  & P. Andrew Futreal

Research Highlights

Brief Communications

Articles

  • Article |

    • Bernard Dujon
    • , David Sherman
    • , Gilles Fischer
    • , Pascal Durrens
    • , Serge Casaregola
    • , Ingrid Lafontaine
    • , Jacky de Montigny
    • , Christian Marck
    • , Cécile Neuvéglise
    • , Emmanuel Talla
    • , Nicolas Goffard
    • , Lionel Frangeul
    • , Michel Aigle
    • , Véronique Anthouard
    • , Anna Babour
    • , Valérie Barbe
    • , Stéphanie Barnay
    • , Sylvie Blanchin
    • , Jean-Marie Beckerich
    • , Emmanuelle Beyne
    • , Claudine Bleykasten
    • , Anita Boisramé
    • , Jeanne Boyer
    • , Laurence Cattolico
    • , Fabrice Confanioleri
    • , Antoine de Daruvar
    • , Laurence Despons
    • , Emmanuelle Fabre
    • , Cécile Fairhead
    • , Hélène Ferry-Dumazet
    • , Alexis Groppi
    • , Florence Hantraye
    • , Christophe Hennequin
    • , Nicolas Jauniaux
    • , Philippe Joyet
    • , Rym Kachouri
    • , Alix Kerrest
    • , Romain Koszul
    • , Marc Lemaire
    • , Isabelle Lesur
    • , Laurence Ma
    • , Héloïse Muller
    • , Jean-Marc Nicaud
    • , Macha Nikolski
    • , Sophie Oztas
    • , Odile Ozier-Kalogeropoulos
    • , Stefan Pellenz
    • , Serge Potier
    • , Guy-Franck Richard
    • , Marie-Laure Straub
    • , Audrey Suleau
    • , Dominique Swennen
    • , Fredj Tekaia
    • , Micheline Wésolowski-Louvel
    • , Eric Westhof
    • , Bénédicte Wirth
    • , Maria Zeniou-Meyer
    • , Ivan Zivanovic
    • , Monique Bolotin-Fukuhara
    • , Agnès Thierry
    • , Christiane Bouchier
    • , Bernard Caudron
    • , Claude Scarpelli
    • , Claude Gaillardin
    • , Jean Weissenbach
    • , Patrick Wincker
    •  & Jean-Luc Souciet

Letters

Technology Features

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Corrigendum

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