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Credit: Courtesy of Prometheus Books

NEW ANTIMICROBIALS » Two of this month's features look at ways to combat infectious disease: artemisinin to fight malaria on page 26 and developing a cytomegalovirus vaccine on page 40. For more on how the battle is evolving, pick up DNA: How the Biotech Revolution is Changing the Way We Fight Disease, by Frank H. Stevenson (pictured above) published this month by Prometheus Books.

AN RNA BIRTHDAY » In this month's feature on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the RNA double helix on page 34, Alexander Rich writes about Sol Spiegelman's success in developing DNA-RNA hybrids: "This put all of the elements in place for the rapid employment of hybridization techniques to explore biological systems." Spiegelman, who was born on December 14, 1914, died in 1983.

WASP GENETICS» Saxons, Vikings, and Celts, by Oxford University Professor Bryan Sykes and published by...

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