| Editor's Note: Throughout the year, the newsletter Science Watch, published by the Institute for Scientific Information in Philadelphia, publishes lists of 10 research papers in biology and medicine that are the most cited at the time of publication. These rankings provide a glimpse of current trends in research. The most recent article on biology's hot papers (Science Watch, 8:7, March/April 1997), written by Jeremy Cherfas, a science writer with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council of the United Kingdom in Swindon, addresses Alzheimer's disease genetics. Meanwhile, the article on medical research-by David W. Sharp, deputy editor of Lancet-describes risk factors in breast cancer.|
Following are both Science Watch reports, along with their respective lists, reprinted here with the permission of...
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