December 14, 2009 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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December 14, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 50
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December 14, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 50
Advances in DNA sequencing technology are making applications of whole-genome sequencing a reality
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 13-15)
Features
Business
Against the odds, five ventures are pursuing the biobased chemical across the globe (pp. 23-25)
Government & Policy
Federal agencies try new ways to encourage transformative research, but funding remains scarce (pp. 29-31)
Back Issues
 
DNA Sequencing Forges Ahead
Next-generation technologies lower cost of genome sequencing
(pp. 16-19)
 

News of the Week

Crossroads In Copenhagen

Climate change: first week of talks sets stage for tough work to come
(p.6)

Biorefiners Win Government Funds

Green goal: grants will advance fuels and chemicals from renewable raw materials
(p.8)

Water Treatment

Tata Launches Low-cost Water Filter For Use In Poor Countries
(p.9)

N2 Cleaved, Functionalized

Synthesis: hafnium complex enables reaction with carbon monoxide
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Federal agencies try new ways to encourage transformative research, but funding remains scarce
(pp. 29-31)
Unconventional water structure theories generate criticism, but don’t hamper funding
(pp. 32-33)
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Science & Technology

Next-generation technologies lower cost of genome sequencing
(pp. 16-19)
Advances in DNA sequencing technology are making applications of whole-genome sequencing a reality
(pp. 13-15)
More results question molecular link between red wine compound and its antiaging activity
(pp. 36-37)
Technology and Business news for the laboratory world
(p.38)

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