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April 25, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 17
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April 25, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 17
C&EN’s leaderboard for analytical and life sciences equipment makers illuminates corporate strategies, changing fortunes
By Ann M. Thayer
(pp. 32-35)
Features
Government & Policy
Murray brings experience in industry, academia, and government to her new role. (pp. 20-22)
Science & Technology
Chemists’ understanding of unquenched acid-base pair reactivity expands to include metal oxide surfaces (pp. 26-27)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Improved route to single-base genome editing

Modified CRISPR-Cas9 technique corrects disease point mutations by efficiently changing single bases in DNA
(p.5)

Analysis of 40 years’ worth of patents reveals pharma reaction trends

Analysis of 200,000 patents issued from 1976 to 2015 unravels how medicinal chemists conduct research and how drug discovery has changed
(p.7)

Spark from pressure gauge caused University of Hawaii explosion, fire department says

Postdoc Thea Ekins-Coward, who lost an arm in the incident, was using a gauge not specified for work with flammable gases
(p.7)

Biomaterials coax immune cells to help heal damaged tissue

Findings in mice could lead to therapies that regenerate tissue after injuries
(p.8)

New study questions ghrelin-appetite link

Hunger hormone may actually promote fat storage
(p.8)

Light sparks conversion of dinitrogen to ammonia

Hybrid nanotech-biological technique could lead to an environmentally friendly route to nitrogen fixation
(p.9)

Speedy printing of smart surfaces

A roll-to-roll printer stamps nanoscale features onto sheets of materials
(p.9)

Contract drugmakers invest in dosage form

Moves by Recipharm, others highlight merging of chemical and finished drug manufacturing
(p.12)

Illumina ups investments as its stock drops on lower sales

Next-generation sequencing leader invests to advance technology use, despite seeing its own sales growth slow
(p.12)

OxyChem expansion will support new coolants

Investment is latest to help make refrigerants with low global warming potential
(p.13)

Wacker opens polysilicon plant

Competition in a difficult market faces $2.5 billion Tennessee facility
(p.13)

EU bans endocrine disrupting herbicides

Pesticides pose risks to aquatic life, groundwater, committee says
(p.18)

Students create superheroes to support nanoscience

National competition inspires nano-themed comics
(p.18)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Chemists’ understanding of unquenched acid-base pair reactivity expands to include metal oxide surfaces
(pp. 26-27)
Una técnica modificada de CRISPR-Cas9 corrige mutaciones genéticas al cambiar bases individuales del ADN de forma eficiente
(p.5)

Career & Employment

Chemical professionals share their strategies for climbing the career ladder
(pp. 24-25)

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