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January 15, 2007 Issue

Volume 85, Issue 3
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January 15, 2007 Issue, Vol. 85 | Iss. 3
Researchers are defining the chemical preferences of stem cells and figuring out what keeps them eternal and what destines them to a differentiated fate
By Sarah Everts
(pp. 19-26)
Features
Government & Policy
Recent E. coli outbreaks heighten interest in the technology (pp. 41-43)
ACS News
Chicago hosts the annual PITTSBURGH CONFERENCE, with an expanded program and new services (pp. 56-58)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Taming Stem Cells

Reducing Animal Testing Using Stem Cells
Stem cells may provide a complementary alternative to animals as in vitro models of disease and for toxicological testing
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Getting To The Root Of Cancer
The dark side of stem cells is initiating a revolution in cancer research
(pp. 28-29)
Rolling Out Stem Cells
Industry aims to capitalize on the promise of these potent cells
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Claims Under Fire
The future of embryonic stem cell research in the U.S. may hinge on the current review of key patents
(pp. 31-32)
 

News of the Week

A Fast Start For Congress

Democrats quickly push controversial measures through the House
(p.12)

GE Explores Plastics Sale

A sale would follow divestment of silicones business last year
(p.13)

Bacterial Cooperation

Marine organisms collaborate on metabolite production
(p.15)

Two Share Wolf Prize

2007 chemistry prize honors ribosome, photosynthesis advances
(p.15)

Bisphenol A

Exposure to monomer causes chromosomal abnormalities in mice
(p.16)

Quasicrystal Structure Solved

Structure solution draws on latest diffraction, modeling techniques
(p.16)
 

Departments

Government & Policy

Irradiation Has Benefits But May Hurt Flavor
(p.42)
Recent E. coli outbreaks heighten interest in the technology
(pp. 41-43)
Gerald Ford presided over energy, environmental milestones
(p.44)
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Science & Technology

Stem cells may provide a complementary alternative to animals as in vitro models of disease and for toxicological testing
Web Exclusive
The dark side of stem cells is initiating a revolution in cancer research
(pp. 28-29)
The future of embryonic stem cell research in the U.S. may hinge on the current review of key patents
(pp. 31-32)
Researchers are defining the chemical preferences of stem cells and figuring out what keeps them eternal and what destines them to a differentiated fate
(pp. 19-26)
Action-packed presentations feature wasps, spiders, and nanotech
(pp. 46-49)
The former TV 'science guy' is a self-proclaimed nerd on a mission
(p.52)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.53)

Newscripts

(p.72)

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