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April 16, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 16
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April 16, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 16
Companies make headway in understanding epigenetic targets and designing drugs to modulate them
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 12-19)
Features
Government & Policy
The flood of natural gas production is hoped to slow climate change, but it might just make it worse (pp. 34-37)
Science & Technology
Medicinal chemists debut five drug candidates and describe their discovery. (pp. 42-45)
Back Issues
 

Cover Story: Controlling The Code

Probing Questions
A public-private partnership aims to find and share new compounds for epigenetics research
(p.20)
 

News of the Week

Ion Channel In Motion

Computational Biochemistry: Simulation tour de force visualizes protein’s opening and closing
(p.7)

Amgen Will Buy Peptide Firm Kai

Biopharmaceuticals: Acquisition adds a late-stage therapeutic to the biotech’s pipeline
(p.8)

Curbing Antibiotic Use

Health: FDA calls on drug industry to phase out nonmedical uses in animals
(p.8)

Chemical Reactors On Demand

Chemical Engineering: 3-D printer produces custom vessels for chemical synthesis
(p.9)

Corning Buys Lab Supplies Business

Consumables: Acquisition of Becton, Dickinson & Co. business expands life sciences unit
(p.9)

Chemical Safety Board’s Right To Probe Gulf Oil Rig Accident Questioned

Safety: Transocean accused of preventing progress of investigation
(p.10)

Nanoparticle Arrays For Faster Electronics

Materials Science: First uniform arrays of topological insulators grown
(p.10)
 

Departments

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Business

A public-private partnership aims to find and share new compounds for epigenetics research
(p.20)
Rural China area’s intense pollution abates as local manufacturer reduces, treats its wastewater
(pp. 31-32)
Optimism about the economy, chemical outlook reigned at the IHS Chemical conference
(pp. 29-30)
Government-backed venture funds target emerging firms to modernize health care
(pp. 24-28)
Companies make headway in understanding epigenetic targets and designing drugs to modulate them
(pp. 12-19)
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Government & Policy

Personal care products industry supports overhaul of decades-old safety law
(p.38)
The flood of natural gas production is hoped to slow climate change, but it might just make it worse
(pp. 34-37)

Career & Employment

Scientists transition into entrepreneurship by taking risks and following their passions
(pp. 50-52)

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