NEWS Patents and ethics - who owns stem-cell research?
FEATURES Fay Weldon and Elaine Showalter go head to head on gender politics
BOOKS How has email changed the English language? John Naughton reviews David Crystal's Language and the Internet Focus: philosophy, social sciences and humanities journals
TEACHING Togetherness: when doctors and nurses can share a problem
RESEARCH Removing randomness from drug discovery; Cutting edge: Russian crime and Afghanistan