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Random Walk

Late Bloomer: Arabidopsis Arrives
by Rebecca Rothenberg
A tiny, unassuming weed takes a place of honor in the geneticists' pantheon.

No Assembly Required
by Douglas L. Smith
Proteins fold up into useful shapes all by themselves; Caltech biologists are discovering how to mimic this in a computer.

The Quest for a Cure: AIDS Research at the Millennium
Panelists ar the Calecch Biology Forum discuss recent advances in drug treatment and the continuing search for a vaccine.

Taxing Women
by Edward J. McCaffery
A bias against working wives has been built into our tax system. How did this come about, and what can be done about it?

Faculty File

Obituaries: R. Stanton Avery