Volume 441 Issue 7089, 4 May 2006

Authors

Editorial

  • Editorial |

    Elias Zerhouni has a mixed track record as director of the world's largest research agency — but the thrust of his reform effort should be supported.

  • Editorial |

    France's technology plans hold modest promise.

  • Editorial |

    Ending an inhumane punishment.

Research Highlights

Correction

News

News in Brief

News Feature

  • News Feature |

    Elias Zerhouni has one of the biggest jobs in biomedical research — running the massive US National Institutes of Health. But is he leading the agency up the right path? Erika Check examines his tenure.

    • Erika Check
  • News Feature |

    Does the respected US National Institutes of Health meet the needs of young postdoc researchers? Jacqueline Ruttimann investigates.

    • Jacqueline Ruttimann

Business

Correspondence

Books & Arts

News & Views

  • News & Views |

    For almost 30 years, the hunt has been on for a ghostly particle proposed to plug a gap in the standard model of particle physics. The detection of a tiny optical effect might be the first positive sighting.

    • Steve Lamoreaux
  • News & Views |

    Tumour cells tend to carry many gene mutations, but at a potential cost to their overall fitness. Studying the interactions between genes on a large scale could be a way of identifying the chinks in the tumour cell armour.

    • William G. Kaelin
  • News & Views |

    Measuring the rotation of a gaseous planet is no easy task. For Saturn, do observations of its magnetic field — which indicate that it is spinning more slowly than thought — mark a revolution in our understanding?

    • David J. Stevenson
  • News & Views |

    Curiously, in cell division the proper separation of chromosomes into daughter cells needs set periods when they are stuck together. So how do they come apart at the right time and place? Their ‘guardian spirits’ intercede.

    • Paul Megee
  • News & Views |

    Although certain polymers have long been known to conduct electricity, they seemed to differ from metals in other electronic and optical properties. A new form of polymer turns that relation on its head.

    • Richard Friend

Brief Communication

Futures

Letter

Article

Corrigendum

  • Corrigendum |

    • Marcel Margulies
    • , Michael Egholm
    • , William E. Altman
    • , Said Attiya
    • , Joel S. Bader
    • , Lisa A. Bemben
    • , Jan Berka
    • , Michael S. Braverman
    • , Yi-Ju Chen
    • , Zhoutao Chen
    • , Scott B. Dewell
    • , Alex de Winter
    • , James Drake
    • , Lei Du
    • , Joseph M. Fierro
    • , Robin Forte
    • , Xavier V. Gomes
    • , Brian C. Godwin
    • , Wen He
    • , Scott Helgesen
    • , Chun Heen Ho
    • , Stephen K. Hutchison
    • , Gerard P. Irzyk
    • , Szilveszter C. Jando
    • , Maria L. I. Alenquer
    • , Thomas P. Jarvie
    • , Kshama B. Jirage
    • , Jong-Bum Kim
    • , James R. Knight
    • , Janna R. Lanza
    • , John H. Leamon
    • , William L. Lee
    • , Steven M. Lefkowitz
    • , Ming Lei
    • , Jing Li
    • , Kenton L. Lohman
    • , Hong Lu
    • , Vinod B. Makhijani
    • , Keith E. McDade
    • , Michael P. McKenna
    • , Eugene W. Myers
    • , Elizabeth Nickerson
    • , John R. Nobile
    • , Ramona Plant
    • , Bernard P. Puc
    • , Michael Reifler
    • , Michael T. Ronan
    • , George T. Roth
    • , Gary J. Sarkis
    • , Jan Fredrik Simons
    • , John W. Simpson
    • , Maithreyan Srinivasan
    • , Karrie R. Tartaro
    • , Alexander Tomasz
    • , Kari A. Vogt
    • , Greg A. Volkmer
    • , Shally H. Wang
    • , Yong Wang
    • , Michael P. Weiner
    • , David A. Willoughby
    • , Pengguang Yu
    • , Richard F. Begley
    •  & Jonathan M. Rothberg

Review Article

Erratum

Brief Communications Arising

Prospects

  • Prospects |

    Policy leaders look at career paths of young scientists.

    • Paul Smaglik

Postdocs and Students

  • Postdocs and Students |

    Thinking about scientific misconduct before tangling with a real case will help you protect your own career and promote research integrity. Kendall Powell investigates a few case studies.

    • Kendall Powell

Movers

Scientists and Societies

  • Scientists and Societies |

    Diversity committee improves postdoc world for women and ethnic minorities

    • Jabbar Bennett

Graduate Journal

  • Graduate Journal |

    Grad student gets the hang of presentations.

    • Andreas Andersson
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