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May 12, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 19
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May 12, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 19
Scandals in labs across the country illustrate the need to reform the discipline, but change has been slow in coming
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Business
Ingredient makers beef up testing for active ingredients to prove their effectiveness (pp. 19-21)
Science & Technology
With hydraulic fracturing an established practice, oil and gas firms turn to reducing the technology’s environmental footprint (pp. 31-33)
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News of the Week

Bacteria Given Expanded Genetic Code

Synthetic Biology: Modified bacteria are first cells to copy DNA with three base pairs
(p.5)

First Transistors Made Of 2-D Materials

Electronics: The fast, ultrathin devices could enable sharp, low-power flexible displays
(p.6)

Pfizer Chases Merger Deal

Acquisitions: Drug firm pursues AstraZeneca despite rejections and U.K. concerns
(p.6)

America’s Changed Climate

Federal Report: National Climate Assessment finds widespread drought, sea-level rise, intensifying storms
(p.7)

Merck & Co. Sells Consumer Products Unit To Bayer

Firm to sell unit for $14.2 billion, another ground shift for pharmaceuticals
(p.7)

Ph.D.s Stay Put

Majority of foreign nationals earning science Ph.D.s in the U.S. remain and work in the U.S., report finds.
(p.8)

Polymers That Heal Themselves

Materials Science: Two-stage process of gelation and polymerization repairs holes as big as 9 mm in polymers
(p.8)
 

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Science & Technology

As CDK 4/6 inhibitors near the market, companies try to separate their molecules from the pack
(pp. 34-35)
With hydraulic fracturing an established practice, oil and gas firms turn to reducing the technology’s environmental footprint
(pp. 31-33)
Scandals in labs across the country illustrate the need to reform the discipline, but change has been slow in coming
(pp. 10-15)

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