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The Magic of Microarrays

DNA microarrays could hasten the day when custom-tailored treatment plans replace a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine

By Stephen H. Friend and Roland B. Stoughton

Bejeweled Worlds

Moons and resonances sculpt elegant, austere rings around Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and maybe even Mars

By Joseph A. Burns, Douglas P. Hamilton and Mark R. Showalter

The Network in Every Room

Thanks to ingenious engineering, computers and appliances can now communicate through the electrical power wiring in a house

By W. Wayt Gibbs

Madagascar's Mesozoic Secrets

The world's fourth-largest island divulges fossils that could revolutionize views on the origins of dinosaurs and mammals

By John J. Flynn and André R. Wyss
The Bottleneck
Sustainability

The Bottleneck

We have entered the Century of the Environment, in which the immediate future is usefully conceived as a bottleneck: science and technology, combined with foresight and moral courage, must see us through it and out

By Edward O. Wilson

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  • Letters

    Letters

  • Advances

    Coal Control

  • Setback for Super-K

  • Paving Out Pollution

  • Count to 10

  • Quieting Killer Wakes

  • What Clones?

  • Early Warning

  • Sonic Womb

  • Parts of Speech

  • Splitting with Sunshine

  • Into the Maize

  • Otherworldly Air

  • Recommended

    Treasonous Idealism

  • Skeptic

    The Gradual Illumination of the Mind

  • Anti Gravity

    Kabul Session

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

  • Perspectives

    A Ready-Made Controversy

  • In Brief

    Data Points: February 2002

  • Brief Bits: Feburary 2002

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Shifty Witnesses

  • Profile

    Telecom's Man of the Moment

  • Staking Claims

    Intellectual Improprieties

  • Innovations

    Down with the Bad, Up with the Good

  • By the Numbers

    Assembling the Future

  • Technicalities

    Surrounded by Sound

  • Working Knowledge

    Eye in the Sky

  • Ask the Experts

    End Points: February 2002

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