Women in Science: Beyond the False Summit Anne Petersen p120 The challenges that lie ahead for women's leadership in general, and science in particular, are formidable. In hiking the analogy is the true summit of the mountain that lies beyond what appears to be the top. When looking at the statistics about women in science and engineering, it is easy to be mislead by false summits.
CURRENT TOPICS Despite FDA Reforms, Congress Demands More p122 FDA Also Planning Reforms for Medical Devices p123 Commerce Officials Want Tighter Controls on Microbe Exports p124 Ulcer Findings Could Give Officials Ulcers p124 Female Scientists 50-50 by 2010 p125 TIGR's Genomic Tale is Growing p126 Efforts to Coordinate, Better Use Databases p127 Bioremediation Federal Programs, Field Trials Mark Progress p128
FEATURES Microbial Degradation of Toxic Chemicals: Evolutionary Insights and Practical Considerations A. M. Chakrabarty p130 Understanding and enhancing evolution of new degradative pathways in microorganisms may help in solving chemical pollution problems Foundation for Microbiology Supports Research, Education Pamela Knight p138 Nearly 50 years ago, Selman Waksman generously began reinvesting for the good of microbiology; the dividends continue to grow When Did Virology Start? Ton van Helvoort p142 Despite discoveries of nearly a century ago, the unifying concept underpinning this discipline dates more recently to the 1950s
ASM NEWS Committee on Women Enters Second Quarter Century p148 Founded in 1970, the charge to the committee to make recommendations and actively work with institutions and departments to ensure full and equal opportunity for educational, career, ansd personal development of all microbiologists is still appropriate American Academy of Microbiology p150 Education and Training p150 Membership p150
DEPARTMENTS Letters p117 Public Affairs Report p129 Journal Highlights p146 Reviews and Resources p152 Application Deadlines p154 Meetings and Conferences Calendar p157 Continuing Education Calendar p157 Employment p163
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