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Table of Contents: October 2003

The cover shows native Borneo elephants, which are now recognized as genetically distinct from other Asian elephants. The Borneo elephants are therefore a high priority for conservation. (See Fernando, et al.)

Image Credit: Photograph kindly provided by Cede Prudente, World Wildlife Fund, Malaysia

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Research Articles

Drosophila Free-Running Rhythms Require Intercellular Communication

Ying Peng, Dan Stoleru, Joel D Levine, Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash

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Christian Braendle, Toru Miura, Ryan Bickel, Alexander W Shingleton, Srinivas Kambhampati, David L Stern

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Femke Simmer, Celine Moorman, Alexander M van der Linden, Ewart Kuijk, Peter V.E van den Berghe, Ravi S Kamath, Andrew G Fraser, Julie Ahringer, Ronald H. A Plasterk

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DNA Analysis Indicates That Asian Elephants Are Native to Borneo and Are Therefore a High Priority for Conservation

Prithiviraj Fernando, T. N. C Vidya, John Payne, Michael Stuewe, Geoffrey Davison, Raymond J Alfred, Patrick Andau, Edwin Bosi, Annelisa Kilbourn, Don J Melnick

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