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July 15, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 28
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July 15, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 28
Advanced gene-sequencing techniques are seeing greater diagnostic use, but standardization, regulation, and ethical issues remain
By Celia Henry Arnaud
(pp. 10-13)
Features
Government & Policy
Senate hearing on Texas explosion reveals dangerous regulatory gaps, deep divisions between chemical safety board and EPA (pp. 21-23)
Science & Technology
Replacing synthetic fertilizers with organic ones could help reduce climate impacts and improve agricultural systems (pp. 26-27)
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News of the Week

The Real Typhoid Culprit

Molecular Biology: Lone protein toxin—now a drug target—brings on dramatic disease state, researchers say
(p.5)

Helium Supply Gets A Lift

Industrial Gases: New plant in Qatar will ease shortages for scientific instrument users
(p.6)

Improving Energy Conversion

Microscopy: Method shows best crystal orientation in nanomaterials
(p.6)

Cancer Drug Partnerships

Collaboration: AstraZeneca and Forma Therapeutics form alliances with academia to further cancer drug studies
(p.7)

Easy Access To Phenols

Organic Synthesis: Peroxide provides new route to valuable molecules
(p.7)

Portable Device Needs Only Sunlight And Nanoparticles To Sterilize Materials

Sustainable Development: Stand-alone steam generator may help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in developing regions
(p.8)

Shaking Up The Fracking Debate

Geology: Distant earthquakes can loosen faults near gas extraction sites
(p.8)

Evotec Exits India

Drug discovery firm says researchers need greater proximity to collaborators
(p.9)

Simple, Safe, And Cheap Coating

Materials Science: Tannic acid and Fe(III) form a one-pot, self-assembling coating for any shaped object
(p.9)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Senate hearing on Texas explosion reveals dangerous regulatory gaps, deep divisions between chemical safety board and EPA
(pp. 21-23)

Books

The development of the environmental movement from the first Earth Day to current and future efforts
(pp. 30-32)
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Science & Technology

Replacing synthetic fertilizers with organic ones could help reduce climate impacts and improve agricultural systems
(pp. 26-27)
Nearly 10 years in, a mars rover starts yet another mission
(p.28)
Advanced gene-sequencing techniques are seeing greater diagnostic use, but standardization, regulation, and ethical issues remain
(pp. 10-13)

Editor's Page

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