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SEPTEMBER 13, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 10

C O V E R   S T O R Y
Intelligence: The I.Q. Gene
Scientists breed a smarter mouse, leading to predictions that humans will also be able to improve memory and intelligence

Brainteaser: The ethics of engineering minds
Pills: An industry devoted to memory supplements
Viewpoint: The discovery disproves two common fallacies


A S I A
INDONESIA: Baptized in Blood
As East Timorese vote to secede, pro-Jakarta thugs spread terror across the blood-soaked territory

INTERVIEW: "I Agonize Over Suffering North Koreans"
South Korean President Kim Dae Jung on peninsular tensions

INDIA: Head to Head
With the lengthy election season under way, voters get to choose between family dynasty and political experience

Reform Test: In one state, a challenge to populism

VIETNAM: Bad Faith
An upsurge in conversions among tribals worries authorities

DIPLOMACY: On the Sidelines
APEC summit meetings have become a forum primarily for bilateral talks--this time between the U.S. and China




T H E   A R T S
BOOKS: The Promising Land
Indian-American Jhumpa Lahiri's heralded debut only partly lives up to its advance hype

E N D   P A G E S
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

SPOTLIGHT

MILESTONES

TRAVEL WATCH:
Need to Chill? Head for India's Hill Stations



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