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June 17, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 24
June 17, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 24
After many disappointing studies, PARP inhibitors are finally showing promise as killers of cells already damaged by mutations
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 13-18)
Government & Policy
Radical restructuring proposed for federal science education funding has the community scrambling (pp. 25-28)
Science & Technology
Synthesis of lanthanide(II) compounds may lead to other chemical transformations (pp. 32-33)
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Government & Policy

Radical restructuring proposed for federal science education funding has the community scrambling
(pp. 25-28)
For 75 years, the Industrial Research Institute has been fostering collaboration among its members
(pp. 29-30)


Chemist argues that origin of life and Darwinian evolution are a continuum that can be linked by chemical principles
(pp. 38-39)


Committee on Professional Training proposes tweaks to criteria for undergraduate chemistry programs
(pp. 36-37)