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April 8, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 14
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April 8, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 14
Priestley Medalist Peter J. Stang emerged from adversity to catalyze advances in chemistry and serve as one of the field’s leading statesmen
By Mitch Jacoby
(pp. 11-14)
Features
Business
Stories of shadowy government activity are not enough to prevent chemical firms from investing in a growing market (pp. 22-24)
Government & Policy
Fruit with nonbrowning genes may get green light in U.S. (pp. 31-33)
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News of the Week

Copper Catalysis That Clicks

Reaction Mechanism: Research reveals details of a workhorse chemical transformation
(p.5)

Flame Retardants Under Scrutiny

Assessment: Officials in U.S. and Canada want data on more compounds
(p.6)

Liquid Scaffolds From A 3-D Printer

Materials Science: Patterned droplet structures might one day help grow artificial tissue
(p.6)

Dow To Produce Shale Gas In Argentina

Petrochemicals: Partnered with oil producer YPF, the firms has plans to develop shale gas production in the country
(p.7)

Novartis Loses India Patent Fight

Intellectual Property: Ruling strikes another blow to multinational pharmaceutical companies
(p.7)

Archaea Feed On Perchlorate

Microbiology: Chemistry discovery could be a clue to how life evolved on early Earth
(p.8)

Nuclear Power May Prevent More Deaths Than It Causes

Climate Change: Study estimates that nuclear energy leads to substantially fewer pollution-related deaths and greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil-fuel sources
(p.8)

Supreme Court Asked To Hear Cross-State Air Pollution Case

Environment agency seeks Supreme Court review of interstate pollution rule
(p.9)

White House Unveils $100 Million BRAIN Initiative

Neuroscience: President Barack Obama lends federal support to project that will map human neuron activity
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

As technological advances make genomes more accessible, questions arise over whether to bring back extinct species
(p.34)
Fruit with nonbrowning genes may get green light in U.S.
(pp. 31-33)
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Science & Technology

Chilean telescope could transform what we know about chemistry of planets, stars, and the universe
(pp. 40-42)
Priestley Medalist Peter J. Stang emerged from adversity to catalyze advances in chemistry and serve as one of the field’s leading statesmen
(pp. 11-14)
Scientists resurrect long-gone cellular workhorses to study evolution and engineer new versions of proteins
(pp. 38-39)

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