SIGNALING SYMPOSIA >> Lewis Cantley describes how he discovered a fundamental kinase in numerous cell signaling pathways (see "From Kinase to Cancer."). For more on signaling, check out symposia on the Architecture of Signaling Systems and the Geography of Signaling at the American Society for Cell Biology's annual meeting in Washington, DC, December 1-5. Register at

FILL UP ON BLADDERS >> Alison McCook writes about the quest to create an assembly-line bladder, made to order within weeks (see "Betting on Better Organs."). To learn more about this replacement organ, attend Tengion's workshop, "In Vitro Characterization of a Bladder Construct," in Washington, DC, December 6-7. Visit for details.

SCANNING SPECIES >> Bob Grant writes about efforts to catalog all the species in the world using a tiny bit of DNA (see "Cataloging Life"). To learn about one group's efforts on barcoding insects, attend...

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