Nick Atkinson currently works at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where his research centers on the evolution of color vision in humans. He has also worked as a freelance science journalist for the past five years for the BBC, Natural History, and other outlets. On page 30, he describes the latest findings in an area of research that first grabbed his imagination during his doctoral studies at the University of Edinburgh: the origin of species.


Cancer bioinformatician Arul M. Chinnaiyan, who trained as a molecular biologist, has published some 75 papers and has been granted an endowed professorship at the University of Michigan – all by the age of 35. On page 22 of this issue, he writes about the cancer microarray database OncoMine, his effort to "to make this mass of publicly available data easily accessible to the average cancer biologist who might not have a lot...

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