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Science  16 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5388, pp. 375
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5388.375b

SNPing away. Perhaps the hottest thing in genomics these days are one-base variations in DNA that serve as markers for finding disease genes. Eager to foster sharing of these so-called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), the National Institutes of Health has now opened for business—with a couple hundred sequences already deposited—dbSNP: a Database of Human Genetic Variation.

Dumb and dumber. Does the Coriolis force really make water draining in a sink spin counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise down under? Discover the truth about this and other misconceptions at the Bad Science pages, with sections on bad meteorology, bad chemistry, bad physics, and bad astronomy.∼fraser/BadScience.html

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