Table of Contents October 2004

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Will anyone ever decode the human brain?
How can people who gorge on fat and rarely see a vegetable be healthier than we are?
The search for life on Mars could be a bit complicated by the hitchhikers on our rovers
A genetic alteration causes premature aging.
A geophysicist revisits a provocatively simple—and previously unworkable—process for extracting freshwater from the sea
An alternative way to view the election


Abrupt loss of coordination suggests autoimmune disease

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