03 September 1999
Vol 285, Issue 5433

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COVER Many academic laboratories, like this one operated by Robert Langer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, depend heavily on the work of postdoctoral fellows. Beginning on page 1513, this special section takes a look at postdocs' efforts to gain greater respect within the scientific community, as well as European efforts to make better use of postdocs and Japan's attempt to incorporate the best aspects of the U.S. system while avoiding the pitfalls. [Photo: Sam Ogden]