05 April 2002
Vol 296, Issue 5565

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COVER Photograph of the Honghe Hani rice terraces in Yunnan Province, China. In this issue, two separate research groups report draft sequences of two strains of rice--japonica and indica. In addition, the Editorial, News Focus, Letters, and Perspectives highlight the significance of the rice genome to the world's population. 79, 92 [Image: Liwen Ma and Baoxing Qiu, Beijing Genomics Institute]