For Southern Methodist University psychology professor Alan Brown, observing his own quirky memory serves both as entertainment and as a wonderful source of ideas about research projects. He's particularly interested in "tip of the tongue" phenomena and cryptomnesia – a.k.a. inadvertent plagiarism. Check out his is new exploration into the topic of déjà vu on page 20, even if you have a feeling you've read it before.


Speaking engagements have taken John Yates, professor of cell biology and head of the Proteomics Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute, to Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China, and every western European country except Norway. These travels leave him well-poised to urge that his international mass spec colleagues collaborate with their genomics counteparts, a topic he discusses on page 30.


Deputy editor Ivan Oransky became interested in cat cloning while writing about it for our October 25,...

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