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Desalination Freshens Up
The Race for the $1000 Genome
A Growing Threat Down on the Farm
Tissue Engineers Build New Bone
Bone repair may be one of the first major applications of tissue engineering; efforts to encourage the growth of new bone using novel matrices, bone morphogenic proteins, gene therapy, and stem cells are all showing promise, but some researchers are worried that patent claims, and a reluctance to test competing technologies in combination, could delay progress. Expand
New Role for Estrogen in Cancer?
Solar energy. Outlook brightens for plastic solar cells.
Two Reports strongly support the growing view that the association between XMRV and CFS described by Lombardi et al. likely refl ects contamination of laboratories and research reagents with the virus. Expand
Biofuel Researchers Prepare to Reap a New Harvest
Is there a road ahead for cellulosic ethanol?
Policy debates are often framed as if large-scale use of biofuels is discretionary, but achieving a sustainable transportation sector is much more likely with bio fuels than without them, and turning away from bio fuels entails substantial risks. Expand
Delta Blues, California Style
Can the Upstarts Top Silicon?