Rating Last Year's Areas to Watch

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Science  18 Dec 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5960, pp. 1602
DOI: 10.1126/science.326.5960.1602

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Science's editors clearly foresaw this year's burgeoning of plant genome sequences, progress on emissions reductions in the run-up to the U.N. conference in Copenhagen, and the continued failure to spot dark matter. Last year's other predictions regarding ocean acidification, the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging in court, speciation genes, and the discovery of the Higgs boson will take more time to come to fruition.