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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php:
Public Release: 30-Jun-2004
European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology 20th Annual Meeting
EU enlargement could lead to fertility tourism from West to East
Fertility tourists could be heading for eastern European countries in the wake of EU enlargement as data revealed today show that parts of the East match the West in terms of the availability and efficacy of assisted reproduction techniques, but cost less.

Public Release: 30-Jun-2004
Science
Gene alteration points to longevity, thinness
Imagine that by altering the function of a single gene, you could live longer, be thinner and have lower cholesterol and fat levels in your blood.
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Change of mind
A brain haemorrhage turned an ex-convict into an obsessive artist. In this free feature, Jim Giles meets him and the scientists studying his case.
http://info.nature.com/cgi-bin24/DM/y/ePZs0BfwT60Ch0OrZ0Ap
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How the South changed
40 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a new role as a beacon for the rest of the US. By Gail Russell Chaddock
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0701/p01s02-ussc.html?s=hns

North Carolina's gambit to bring Internet Age to rural areas
Like other states, it's wiring isolated towns with high-speed lines to boost local economies. By Patrik Jonsson
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0701/p02s01-usec.html?s=hns

Michael Moore's showing in Show Me State
His movie is a big draw, but it reinforces audiences' views rather than changing them. By Staci D. Kramer
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0701/p03s01-ussc.html?s=hns

Oddly enough, I don't find this surprising.

Beware Russia's pocket empire
Enclaves of military might in little-known but strategic regions threaten Western values. By Daniel C. Twining
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0701/p09s02-coop.html?s=hns
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