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Science  16 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5426, pp. 295
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5426.295c

Bank of Iceland. A controversial plan for a private database of genomic and health data on the people of Iceland is the focus of this site, set up by two anthropologists. In addition to discussion forums on the social, scientific, and ethical issues raised by the deCode Project, Mapping the Icelandic Genome offers reams of background reading, including a list of 700 news articles.

Telescope troubleshooting. Mysterious blobs and streaks in optical telescope images often result from mundane things such as a dusty lens, scattered starlight, or even a dead ladybug in an instrument's filter. This site, called “Observational Mishaps,” offers astronomers examples of faulty images and fixes.

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