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PNAS offers a series of Special Feature issues that highlight emerging fields in the physical, social, and biological sciences and are edited by leaders in the field. Special Features include a cluster of Perspectives and peer-reviewed research articles. As a service to readers, Special Features are freely available online from the date of publication. Submission of related research papers is highly encouraged.

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2017 Special Features

  • Sustainability in an Urbanizing Planet

    Sustainability in an Urbanizing Planet Special Feature

    Digital Reprint Edition

    August 22, 2017; 114 (34) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Karen C. Seto, Jay S. Golden, Marina Alberti, and B. L. Turner II
    Sustainability in an urbanizing planet
    PNAS 2017 114:8935 [Full Text] [PDF]

2016 Special Features



  • Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development Special Feature Sackler Colloquium

    Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development Special Feature Sackler Colloquium

    Digital Reprint Edition

    April 26, 2016; 113 (17) [List of Papers]

    Perspective
    William C. Clark, Lorrae van Kerkhoff, Louis Lebel, and Gilberto C. Gallopin
    Crafting usable knowledge for sustainable development
    PNAS 2016 113:4570 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Megafauna and Ecosystem Function: From the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene Special Feature

    Megafauna and Ecosystem Function: From the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene Special Feature

    January 26, 2016; 113 (4) [List of Papers]

    Perspective
    Yadvinder Malhi, et al.
    Megafauna and ecosystem function from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene
    PNAS 2016 113:838 [Full Text] [PDF]


2015 Special Features

  • The Engineering of Biology and Medicine PNAS 100th Anniversary Special Feature

    The Engineering of Biology and Medicine PNAS 100th Anniversary Special Feature

    November 24, 2015; 112 (47) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Mark E. Davis and Robert Langer
    The Engineering of Biology and Medicine
    PNAS 2015 112:14423 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • The Dynamics of Change in Multiethnic Societies Special Feature

    The Dynamics of Change in Multiethnic Societies Special Feature

    July 28, 2015; 112 (30) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Linda R. Manzanilla
    Dynamics of change in multiethnic societies
    PNAS 2015 112:9174 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Nature as Capital PNAS 100th Anniversary Special Feature

    Nature as Capital PNAS 100th Anniversary Special Feature

    June 16, 2015; 112 (24) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Anne D. Guerry, et al.
    Natural capital and ecosystem services informing decisions: From promise to practice
    PNAS 2015 112:7348 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Industrial Ecology Special Feature

    Industrial Ecology: The Role of Manufactured Capital for Sustainability Special Feature

    May 19, 2015; 112 (20) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Helga Weisz, Sangwon Suh, and T. E. Graedel
    Industrial Ecology: The role of manufactured capital in sustainability
    PNAS 2015 112:6260 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Future of the Fossil Record Special Feature

    Future of the Fossil Record Special Feature

    April 21, 2015; 112 (16) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    David Jablonski and Neil H. Shubin
    The future of the fossil record: Paleontology in the 21st century
    PNAS 2015 112:4852 [Full Text] [PDF]

2014 Special Features

  • Functional Biogeography Special Feature

    Functional Biogeography Special Feature

    September 23, 2014; 111 (38) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Cyrille Violle, Peter B. Reich, Stephen W. Pacala, Brian J. Enquist, and Jens Kattge
    The emergence and promise of functional biogeography
    PNAS 2014 111:13690 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Exoplanets Special Feature

    Exoplanets Special Feature

    September 2, 2014; 111 (35) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Adam S. Burrows and Geoffrey W. Marcy
    Exoplanets
    PNAS 2014 111:12599 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Vaccines PNAS 100th Anniversary Special Feature

    Vaccines PNAS 100th Anniversary Special Feature

    August 26, 2014; 111 (34) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Rino Rappuoli
    Vaccines: Science, health, longevity, and wealth
    PNAS 2014 111:12282 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Many Facets of Cluster Algebras Special Feature

    Many Facets of Cluster Algebras Special Feature

    July 8, 2014; 111 (27) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Bernard Leclerc and Lauren K. Williams
    Cluster algebras
    PNAS 2014 111:9676 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • The Modern View of Domestication Special Feature

    The Modern View of Domestication Special Feature

    April 29, 2014; 111 (17) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Greger Larson, et al.
    Current perspectives and the future of domestication studies
    PNAS 2014 111:6139 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Quantum Turbulence Special Feature

    Quantum Turbulence Special Feature

    March 25, 2014; 111 (Supplement 1) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Carlo F. Barenghia, Ladislav Skrbekb, and Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
    Introduction to quantum turbulence
    PNAS 2014 111:4647 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Global Climate Impacts: A Cross-Sector, Multi-Model Assessment Special Feature

    Global Climate Impacts: A Cross-Sector, Multi-Model Assessment Special Feature

    March 4, 2014; 111 (9) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Katja Frieler, and Pavel Kabat
    The elephant, the blind, and the intersectoral intercomparison of climate impacts
    PNAS 2014 111:3225 [Full Text] [PDF]

2013 Special Features

  • Livestock and Global Change Special Feature

    Livestock and Global Change Special Feature

    December 24, 2013; 110 (52) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Mario Herrero and Philip K. Thornton
    Livestock and global change: Emerging issues for sustainable food systems
    PNAS 2013 110:20878 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Quantitative Geometry Special Feature

    Quantitative Geometry Special Feature

    November 26, 2013; 110 (48) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Assaf Naor
    Quantitative geometry
    PNAS 2013 110:19202 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Chemistry and Applications in Nature of Mass Independent Isotope Effects Special Feature

    Chemistry and Applications in Nature of Mass Independent Isotope Effects Special Feature

    October 29, 2013; 110 (44) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Mark H. Thiemens
    Introduction to Chemistry and Applications in Nature of Mass Independent Isotope Effects Special Feature
    PNAS 2013 110:17631 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Early Hominin Diet Special Feature

    Early Hominin Diet Special Feature

    June 25, 2013; 110 (26) [List of Papers]

    Commentary
    Richard G. Klein
    Stable carbon isotopes and human evolution
    PNAS 2013 110:10470 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Agricultural Innovation to Protect the Environment Special Feature

    Agricultural Innovation to Protect the Environment Special Feature

    May 21, 2013; 110 (21) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Jeffrey Sayer and Kenneth G. Cassman
    Agricultural innovation to protect the environment
    PNAS 2013 110:8345 [Full Text] [PDF]

2012 Special Features

  • Science Applications in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Special Feature

    Science Applications in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Special Feature

    December 11, 2012; 109 (50) [List of Papers]

    Perspectives
    Jane Lubchenco, Marcia K. McNutt, Gabrielle Dreyfus, Steven A. Murawski, David M. Kennedy, Paul T. Anastas, Steven Chu, and Tom Hunter
    Science in support of the Deepwater Horizon response
    PNAS 2012 109:20212 [Full Text] [PDF]

    Marcia K. McNutt, Steven Chu, Jane Lubchenco, Tom Hunter, Gabrielle Dreyfus, Steven A. Murawski, and David M. Kennedy
    Applications of science and engineering to quantify and control the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
    PNAS 2012 109:20222 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Chemical Physics Of Protein Folding Special Feature

    Chemical Physics Of Protein Folding Special Feature

    October 30, 2012; 109 (44) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Peter G. Wolynes, William A. Eaton, and Alan R. Fersht
    Chemical physics of protein folding
    PNAS 2012 109:17770 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Chemical Approaches to Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar Fuels Special Feature

    Chemical Approaches to Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar Fuels Special Feature

    September 25, 2012; 109 (39) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Javier J. Concepcion, Ralph L. House, John M. Papanikolas, and Thomas J. Meyer
    Chemical approaches to artificial photosynthesis
    PNAS 2012 109:15560 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Agriculture Development and Nutrition Security Special Feature

    Agriculture Development and Nutrition Security Special Feature

    July 31, 2012; 109 (31) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Laurette Dubé, Prabhu Pingali, and Patrick Webb
    Paths of convergence for agriculture, health, and wealth
    PNAS 2012 109:12294 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Electrochemistry Special Feature

    Electrochemistry Special Feature

    July 17, 2012; 109 (29) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Allen J. Bard and Royce W. Murray
    Electrochemistry
    PNAS 2012 109:11484 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Critical Perspectives on Historic Collapse Special Feature

    Critical Perspectives on Historical Collapse Special Feature

    March 6, 2012; 109 (10) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Karl W. Butzer and Georgina H. Endfield
    Critical perspectives on historical collapse
    PNAS 2012 109:3628 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Breast Cancer Special Feature

    Breast Cancer Special Feature

    February 21, 2012; 109 (8) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Kornelia Polyak and Peter K. Vogt
    Progress in breast cancer research
    PNAS 2012 109:21715 [Full Text] [PDF]

2011 Special Features

  • Telomerase and Retrotransposons: Reverse Transcriptases That Shaped Genomes Special Feature Sackler Colloquium

    Telomerase and Retrotransposons: Reverse Transcriptases That Shaped Genomes Special Feature Sackler Colloquium

    December 20, 2011; 108 (51) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Marlene Belfort, M. Joan Curcio, and Neal F. Lue
    Telomerase and retrotransposons: Reverse transcriptases that shaped genomes
    PNAS 2011 108:20304 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Cosmochemistry Special Feature

    Cosmochemistry Special Feature

    November 29, 2011; 108 (48) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Glenn J. MacPherson and Mark. H. Thiemens
    Cosmochemistry: Understanding the Solar System through analysis of extraterrestrial materials
    PNAS 2011 108:19130 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Traps Special Feature

    Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Traps Special Feature

    August 23, 2011; 108 (34) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Christopher B. Barrett, Alexander J. Travis, and Partha Dasgupta
    On biodiversity conservation and poverty traps
    PNAS 2011 108:13907 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Low Dimensional Geometry and Topology Special Feature

    Low Dimensional Geometry and Topology Special Feature

    May 17, 2011; 108 (20) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Robion C. Kirby
    Low-dimensional topology and geometry
    PNAS 2011 108:8081 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Organic Synthesis Toward Small-Molecule Probes and Drugs Special Feature

    Organic Synthesis Toward Small-Molecule Probes and Drugs Special Feature

    April 26, 2011; 108 (17) [List of Papers]

    Perspective
    Stuart L. Schreiber
    Organic synthesis toward small-molecule probes and drugs
    PNAS 2011 108:6699 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Spatial Cyberinfrastructure Special Feature

    Spatial Cyberinfrastructure Special Feature

    April 5, 2011; 108 (14) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Dawn J. Wright and Shaowen Wang
    The emergence of spatial cyberinfrastructure
    PNAS 2011 108:5488 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Surface Chemistry Special Feature

    Surface Chemistry Special Feature

    January 18, 2011; 108 (3) [List of Papers]

    Perspective
    Gabor A. Somorjai and Yimin Li
    Impact of surface chemistry
    PNAS 2011 108:917 [Full Text] [PDF]

2010 Special Features

  • Climate Change and Water in Southwestern North America Special Feature

    Climate Change and Water in Southwestern North America Special Feature

    December 14, 2010; 107 (50) [List of Papers]

    Perspective
    Glen M. MacDonald
    Water, climate change, and sustainability in the southwest
    PNAS 2010 107:21256 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Organocatalysis Special Feature

    Organocatalysis Special Feature

    November 30, 2010; 107 (48) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Eric N. Jacobsen and David W. C. MacMillan
    Organocatalysis
    PNAS 2010 107:20618 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Climate Mitigation and Food Production in Tropical Landscapes Special Feature

    Climate Mitigation and Food Production in Tropical Landscapes Special Feature

    November 16, 2010; 107 (46) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    R. DeFries and C. Rosenzweig
    Climate Mitigation and Food Production in Tropical Landscapes
    PNAS 2010 107:19627 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Marine Reserves Special Feature

    Marine Reserves Special Feature

    October 26, 2010; 107 (43) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Steven D. Gaines, Sarah E. Lester, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Christopher Costello, and Richard Pollnac
    Marine Reserves
    PNAS 2010 107:18251 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Chandra's First Decade of Discovery Special Feature

    Chandra's First Decade of Discovery Special Feature

    April 20, 2010; 107 (16) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Douglas A. Swartz, Scott J. Wolk, and Antonella Fruscione
    Chandra's first decade of discovery
    PNAS 2010 107:7127 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Atmospheric Chemistry Special Feature

    Atmospheric Chemistry Special Feature

    April 13, 2010; 107 (15) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts
    Atmospheric Chemistry
    PNAS 2010 107:6566 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Regenerative Medicine Special Feature

    Regenerative Medicine Special Feature

    February 23, 2010; 107 (8) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Stephen F. Badylak and Robert M. Nerem
    Progress in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
    PNAS 2010 107:3285 [Full Text] [PDF]

2009 Special Features

  • Tipping Elements in Earth Systems Special Feature

    Tipping Elements in Earth Systems Special Feature

    December 8, 2009; 106 (49) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
    Tipping elements in the Earth System
    PNAS 2009 106:20561 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Plant and Insect Biodiversity Special Feature

    Plant and Insect Biodiversity Special Feature

    October 27, 2009; 106 (43) [List of Papers]

    Editorial
    Douglas J. Futuyma and Anurag A. Agrawal
    Evolutionary history and species interactions
    PNAS 2009 106:18043 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Out of Africa: Modern Human Origins Special Feature

    Out of Africa: Modern Human Origins Special Feature

    September 22, 2009; 106 (38) [List of Papers]

    Editorial
    Richard G. Klein
    Darwin and the recent African origin of modern humans
    PNAS 2009 106:16007 [Full Text] [PDF] [Podcast]


  • Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly Special Feature

    Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly Special Feature

    June 30, 2009; 106 (26) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Julius Rebek, Jr.
    Introduction to the Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly Special Feature
    PNAS 2009 106: 10423 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Complex Systems Special Feature

    Complex Systems: From Chemistry to Systems Biology Special Feature

    April 21, 2009; 106 (16) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    John Ross and Adam P. Arkin
    Complex Systems: From chemistry to systems biology
    PNAS 2009 106: 6433 [Full Text] [PDF]

2008 Special Features

  • Gene Networks in Development and Evolution Cover

    Gene Networks in Development and Evolution Special Feature Sackler Colloquium

    December 23, 2008; 105 (51) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Eric H. Davidson and Michael S. Levine
    Properties of developmental gene regulatory networks
    PNAS 2008 105: 20063 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Movement Ecology Special Feature Cover

    Movement Ecology Special Feature

    December 9, 2008; 105 (49) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Ran Nathan
    An emerging movement ecology paradigm
    PNAS 2008 105:19050 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Nanomaterials in Medicine Special Feature Cover

    Mass Spectrometry Special Feature

    November 25, 2008; 105 (47) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Fred W. McLafferty
    Mass spectrometry across the sciences
    PNAS 2008 105:18088 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Nanomaterials in Medicine Special Feature Cover

    Nanomaterials in Medicine Special Feature Sackler Colloquium

    November 11, 2008; 105 (45) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Robert H. Austin and Shuang-fang Lim
    The Sackler Colloquium on promises and perils in nanotechnology for medicine
    PNAS 2008 105:17217 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Chemical Dynamics Special Feature cover

    Chemical Dynamics Special Feature

    September 2, 2008; 105 (35) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    F. Fleming Crim
    Chemical reaction dynamics
    PNAS 2008 105:12647 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Ecosystem Services Special Feature cover

    Ecosystem Services Special Feature

    July 15, 2008; 105 (28) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Gretchen C. Daily and Pamela A. Matson
    Ecosystem services: From theory to implementation
    PNAS 2008 105:9455 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Reactive Oxygen Species Special Feature cover

    Reactive Oxygen Species Special Feature

    June 17, 2008; 105 (24) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Joan Selverstone Valentine and Edith Butler Gralla
    Introduction: Reactive Oxygen Species Special Feature
    PNAS 2008 105: 8178 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Chemical Ecology Special Feature cover

    Chemical Ecology Special Feature

    March 25, 2008; 105 (12) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Jerrold Meinwald and Thomas Eisner
    Chemical ecology in retrospect and prospect
    PNAS 2008 105: 4539 [Full Text] [PDF]

2007 Special Features

  • Land Change Science Special Feature cover

    Land Change Science Special Feature

    December 26, 2007; 104 (52) [List of Papers]

    Perspective
    B. L. Turner, II, Eric F. Lambin, and Anette Reenberg
    The emergence of land change science for global environmental change and sustainability
    PNAS 2007 104: 20666 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Climate Change and Food Security Special Feature cover

    Climate Change and Food Security Special Feature

    December 11, 2007; 104 (50) [List of Papers]

    Perspective
    William E. Easterling
    Climate change and the adequacy of food and timber in the 21st century
    PNAS 2007 104: 19679 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Poverty and Hunger Special Feature cover

    Poverty and Hunger Special Feature

    October 23, 2007; 104 (43) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Robert W. Kates and Partha Dasgupta
    African poverty: A grand challenge for sustainability science
    PNAS 2007 104: 16747 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Going Beyond Panaceas Special Feature cover

    Going Beyond Panaceas Special Feature

    September 25, 2007; 104 (39) [List of Papers]

    Perspective
    Elinor Ostrom, Marco A. Janssen, and John M. Anderies
    Going beyond panaceas PNAS 2007 104: 15176 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Multidimensional Ultrafast Spectroscopy Special Feature cover

    Multidimensional Ultrafast Spectroscopy Special Feature

    September 4, 2007; 104 (36) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Robin M. Hochstrasser
    Multidimensional ultrafast spectroscopy
    PNAS 2007 104: 14189 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Economics of Health and Mortality cover

    Economics of Health and Mortality Special Feature

    August 14, 2007; 104 (33) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Dora L. Costa
    The economics and demography of aging
    PNAS 2007 104: 13217 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Single-Molecule Chemistry and Biology Special Feature

    Single-Molecule Chemistry and Biology Special Feature

    July 31, 2007; 104 (31) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Robert J. Silbey
    Introduction to the Special Feature on Single-Molecule Chemistry and Biology
    PNAS 2007 104: 12595 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • High-Pressure Geoscience cover

    High-Pressure Geoscience Special Feature

    May 29, 2007; 104 (22) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Ho-kwang Mao and Russell J. Hemley
    The high-pressure dimension in earth and planetary science
    PNAS 2007 104: 9114 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Coordination Chemistry of Saturated Molecules cover

    Coordination Chemistry of Saturated Molecules Special Feature

    April 24, 2007; 104 (17) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    John E. Bercaw and Jay A. Labinger
    The coordination chemistry of saturated molecules
    PNAS 2007 104: 6899 [Full Text] [PDF]

2006 Special Features

  • Eukaryotic Transposable Elements and Genome Evolution cover

    Eukaryotic Transposable Elements and Genome EvolutionSpecial Feature

    November 21, 2006; 103 (47) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Susan R. Wessler
    Transposable elements and the evolution of eukaryotic genomes
    PNAS 2006 103: 17600 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Nitrogen Fixation cover

    Nitrogen Fixation Special Feature

    November 14, 2006; 103 (46) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Richard R. Schrock
    Reduction of dinitrogen
    PNAS 2006 103: 17087 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Polymerization cover

    Polymerization Special Feature

    October 17, 2006; 103 (42) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Tobin J. Marks
    Polymerization
    PNAS 2006 103: 15288 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Interstellar Chemistry cover

    Interstellar Chemistry Special Feature

    August 15, 2006; 103 (33) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    William Klemperer
    Interstellar chemistry
    PNAS 2006 103: 12232 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Cluster Chemistry and Dynamics cover

    Cluster Chemistry And Dynamics Special Feature

    July 11, 2006; 103 (28) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    A. W. Castleman, Jr. and Puru Jena
    Clusters: A bridge between disciplines
    PNAS 2006 103: 10552 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Tissue Engineering cover

    Tissue Engineering Special Feature

    February 21, 2006; 103 (8) [List of Papers]

    Introductory Perspective
    Ali Khademhosseini, Robert Langer, Jeffrey Borenstein, and Joseph P. Vacanti
    Microscale technologies for tissue engineering and biology
    PNAS 2006 103: 2480-2487 [Full Text] [PDF]

2005 Special Features

  • Spatial Demography cover

    Spatial Demography Special Feature

    October 25, 2005; 102 (43) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Kenneth W. Wachter
    Spatial Demography
    PNAS 2005 102: 15299 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Supramolecular Structure and Dynamics cover

    Supramolecular Structure and Dynamics Special Feature

    August 2, 2005; 102 (31) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Nicholas J. Turro
    Supramolecular structure and dynamics
    PNAS 2005 102: 10765 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Molecular Electronic cover

    Molecular Electronics Special Feature

    June 21, 2005; 102 (25) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Christian Joachim and Mark A. Ratner
    Molecular electronics
    PNAS 2005 102: 8800 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Chemical Theory and Coputation cover

    Chemical Theory and Computation Special Feature

    May 10, 2005; 102 (19) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Bruce J. Berne
    Chemical theory and computation
    PNAS 2005 102: 6647 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Gene Regulatory Networks cover

    Gene Regulatory Networks Special Feature

    April 5, 2005; 102 (14) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Eric Davidson and Michael Levine
    Gene regulatory networks
    PNAS 2005 102: 4935 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Long-Range Electron Transfer cover

    Long-Range Electron Transfer Special Feature

    March 8, 2005; 102 (10) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Harry B. Gray and Jack Halpern
    Distant charge transport
    PNAS 2005 102: 3533 [Full Text] [PDF]

2004 Special Features

  • Natural Product Synthesis cover

    Natural Product Synthesis Special Feature

    August 17, 2004; 101 (33) [List of Papers]

    Editorial
    K. C. Nicolaou
    The art and science of constructing the molecules of nature
    PNAS 2004 101: 11928 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Asymmetric Catalysis cover

    Asymmetric Catalysis Special Feature

    April 13, 2004; 101 (15) [List of Papers]

    Editorial
    Jack Halpern and Barry M. Trost
    Asymmetric catalysis
    PNAS 2004 101: 5347 [Full Text] [PDF]

2003 Special Features

  • Science and Technology for Sustainable Developement cover

    Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Special Feature

    July 8, 2003; 100 (14) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    William C. Clark and Nancy M. Dickson
    Sustainability science: The emerging research program
    PNAS 2003 100: 8059 – 8061 [Full Text] [PDF]


  • Bioinorganic Chemistry cover

    Bioinorganic Chemistry Special Feature

    April 1, 2003; 100 (7) [List of Papers]

    Editorial
    Jack Halpern and Kenneth N. Raymond
    At the interface of inorganic chemistry and biology
    PNAS 2003 100: 3562 [Full Text][PDF]

2002 Special Features

  • Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assembly cover

    Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assembly Special Feature

    April 16, 2002; 99 (8) [List of Papers]

    Editorial
    Jack Halpern
    Reaching across the sciences
    PNAS 2002 99: 4762 [Full Text][PDF]

2001 Special Features

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    Astrobiology Special Feature

    January 30, 2001; 98 (3) and February 27, 2001; 98 (5) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Bridget C. Coughlin
    Searching for an alien haven in the heavens
    PNAS 2001 98: 796 [Full Text] [PDF]

2000 Special Features

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    Evolutionary Developmental Biology Special Feature

    April 25, 2000; 97 (9) [List of Papers]

    Introduction
    Corey S. Goodman and Bridget C. Coughlin
    The evolution of evo-devo biology
    PNAS 2000 97: 4424-4425 [Full Text] [PDF]


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    Rapid Climate Change Special Feature

    February 15, 2000; 97 (4) [List of Papers]

    Editorial
    Steven M. Stanley
    The past climate change heats up
    PNAS 2000 97: 1319 [Full Text] [PDF]

1999 Special Features

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Special Feature

    September 14, 1999; 96 (19) [List of Papers]

    Editorial
    Richard D. McKelvey and Guy Riddihough
    The hard sciences
    PNAS 1999 96: 10549 [Full text] [PDF]


  • Astronomy cover

    Astronomy Special Feature

    April 13, 1999; 96 (8) and May 11, 1999; 96 (10) [List of Papers]

    Editorial
    Marshall Cohen and Guy Riddihough
    Setting our sights on the stars
    PNAS 1999 96: 5337 [Full Text] [PDF]

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