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Science  14 May 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5417, pp. 1083c
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5417.1083c

Genes, cancer, and you. What role does the p53 tumor-suppressor gene play in cancer? This site, supported by the NIH's National Cancer Institute, answers such questions for medical professionals and for the public using case studies and modules on topics like molecular genetics, gene-environment interactions, and genetic counseling. http://www.cancergenetics.org/

Electronic life forum. You can broadcast your latest theoretical ecology paper long before it appears in a journal at this abstracts preprint server. The project has made a modest start—14 papers since last July—but may eventually expand to encompass all ecology. www.nceas.ucsb.edu/theor_ecol

Hypatia's daughters. 4000 Years of Women in Science lists over 125 achievers, including 5th century mathematician Hypatia and Ada Byron Lovelace, considered the world's first computer programmer for her work in the mid-1800s. There's also a good collection of “learning links” to other Web resources on women scientists. www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/4000WS.html

By the dice. Need some random numbers to help you select a sample for your survey or clinical experiment? This site will send you a set of random numbers (actually not quite random, as they're generated by a computer). It also has a brief tutorial about research methods. http://www.randomizer.org/

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