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May 20, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 20
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May 20, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 20
Advances in mass spectrometry are making it possible to identify and characterize multiple protein forms, starting with intact proteins
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 11-17)
Features
Science & Technology
Molecules in the remains of ancient humans reveal the pathogens that plagued them (pp. 32-33)
Career & Employment
The experience may be getting more difficult, yet many chemists find it is both necessary and fulfilling (pp. 41-44)
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Departments

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Government & Policy

Most terrorism efforts with the protein toxin are amateurish, experts say, but it is still a potent agent
(pp. 28-29)
A decade after completion, many areas are reaping benefits, but new concerns have surfaced
(pp. 26-27)

Books

Louis Agassiz was a towering figure in the history of American science, but a terribly flawed human being
(pp. 35-36)

Education

Since he was a child, the high school student and International Chemistry Olympiad gold medalist hasn’t been able to keep his hands off science
(p.34)
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Science & Technology

Molecules in the remains of ancient humans reveal the pathogens that plagued them
(pp. 32-33)
Advances in mass spectrometry are making it possible to identify and characterize multiple protein forms, starting with intact proteins
(pp. 11-17)

Career & Employment

The experience may be getting more difficult, yet many chemists find it is both necessary and fulfilling
(pp. 41-44)

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