From the editor in chief
Genomics will make possible the kind of customization that undermines the drug industry's blockbuster mentality. But can Big Pharma kick the habit?
The Human Genome Project is in the news. But entrepreneurs are already catching the next wave - 3-D protein structures. The payoff will be drug discovery at genomic speed.
Get ready for optical switching in the telecommunications network backbone, then an all-optical Internet, and finally optical integrated circuits. The amount of data we can get almost anywhere will skyrocket.
Forget those single-purpose e-book readers. The future of electronic publishing lies in files you can download to, view on and print out from the computer you already own.
Wanted: a new breed of dot coms to provide the "total translation" that will transform the Internet into a truly international medium.
In the 1990s U.S. companies cut costs, jettisoned marginal efforts, bolstered internal cooperation and formed strategic alliances. Hold on to your hats - universities are set to do the same.
Biomedicine: Scarcity of stem cells blocks biomedical progress