10 September 2010
Vol 329, Issue 5997

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COVER Seeds in storage containers destined for the Millennium Seed Bank, a conservation project run by Kew Gardens, UK, which now houses 10 percent of the world?s plant species as seeds. The conservation of biodiversity is in the spotlight as scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and politicians prepare for the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010. See the special News Focus section beginning on page 1272 and the Review on page 1298. Photo: Bryan and Cherry Alexander/Alamy