16 February 2018
Vol 359, Issue 6377

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COVER A southern tree funnel-web spider (Hadronyche cerberea) with venom droplets on its fangs. When threatened, this spider rears up, and venom slowly flows to the end of its fangs. The venom droplets grow larger as the spider holds its defensive posture. The Gordon Research Conferences on Venom Evolution, Function and Biomedical Applications will be held from 5 to 10 August 2018 in West Dover, Vermont. See page 808 for the Gordon Research Conference schedule and preliminary programs.
Photo: © Michael Doe