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May 7, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 19
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May 7, 2012 Issue, Vol. 90 | Iss. 19
Armed with electronic laboratory notebooks, software suppliers launch visions of comprehensive research informatics networks
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 11-14)
Features
Government & Policy
Plan to publicize hazard information sparks new terrorism concerns (pp. 22-24)
Science & Technology
Navy’s research to keep its fleet of mine-detecting, harbor-protecting dolphins and sea lions fit might also aid humans (pp. 30-32)
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(p.5)

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Intellectual Property: Drug firm logs a $450 million charge
(p.6)

Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks

Research: NIH program aims to find new uses for promising compounds shelved by pharma
(p.6)

Spotting Culture Contaminants

Assay Development: Glowing protein detects mycoplasma hiding in cell culture
(p.7)

Bespoke Enzymes Push The Envelope

Protein Design: Highly efficient, long-lived mimics may help reveal how natural oxidases work
(p.8)

Strategic Biotechnology

Policy: Administration issues a blueprint for biology and biotech investment
(p.9)

Wacker Opens Polysilicon Plant

Business: New capacity comes on-line during difficult time for solar industry
(p.9)
 

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Government & Policy

EPA studies why its cost estimates for pending regulations tend to be high
(pp. 26-27)
Plan to publicize hazard information sparks new terrorism concerns
(pp. 22-24)