Following a well-established pattern, papers in the field of gene research dominated the list of hottest articles in science for 1993--as determined by citation analysis. It is noteworthy, however, that a physical science report describing a new superconductor placed in a list of the 10 most cited papers published and referred to last year.

 Rank Paper Citations 

1 D.R. Rosen, et al., "Mutations in Cu/Zn 54 superoxide dismutase gene are associated with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis," Nature, 362(6415):59-62, 1993.

2 G. Pantaleo, et al., "HIV infection is 53 active and progressive in lymphoid tissue during the clinically latent stage of disease," Nature, 362(6418):355-8, 1993.

3 R.B. Ren, et al., "Identification of a 47 ten-amino acid proline-rich SH3 binding site," Science, 259(5098):1157-61, 1993.

4 J. Embretson, et al., "Massive covert 43 infection of helper T lymphocytes and macrophages by HIV during the incubation period of AIDS," Nature, 362(6418):359-62, 1993.

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