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January 2, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 1
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January 2, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 1
Reaching out to the public, policymakers, and the world one turn of the crank at a time
By Allison A. Campbell, ACS President
(pp. 33-35)
Features
Science & Technology
Raising the quality of finger prick blood testing will require innovation at every stage of the process (pp. 16-19)
Education
Parental leave is guaranteed by law; why don’t most know about it? (pp. 23-24)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Expanding CRISPR toolkit may render patent fight moot

Newly discovered CasX and CasY enzymes could be a safety net for UC Berkeley in an ongoing patent dispute
(p.3)

Breathalyzer-like nanoarray sensor detects disease

Researchers use carbon nanotubes, gold nanoparticles, and artificial intelligence to identify ‘breath prints’ of 17 diseases
(p.5)

The biggest self-assembled supramolecular cage ever

Researchers create one new giant cage complex, then predict and build an even bigger one
(p.5)

How tomatoes make cholesterol

Researchers uncover the biosynthetic pathway plants use to build this important sterol
(p.6)

Researchers take superresolution microscopy to the next level

New method, dubbed MINFLUX, achieves nanometer resolution and fast analysis by combining the best of earlier imaging techniques
(p.6)

DuPont faces more legal liabilities for cleanups

PFOA contamination and the environmental legacy of Chambers Works plague the firm as it awaits a combination with Dow
(p.10)

Linde, Praxair to form industrial gas goliath

The combined firm will have $30 billion in annual sales
(p.10)

Gulf methanol plant gets $2 billion loan

Department of Energy to back world’s largest industrial carbon capture facility
(p.11)

L’Oreal sued over hair protection knockoff

Start-up firm Olaplex charges theft of its chemistry intellectual property
(p.11)

Congress surprises science community by passing research bill

New version of America Competes Act on Obama’s desk
(p.14)

EPA issues long-delayed chemical plant safety rule

Risk management requirements revised
(p.14)
 

Departments

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Government & Policy

Industry gripes about delays, questions government orders for toxicity testing
(pp. 25-26)

Education

Parental leave is guaranteed by law; why don’t most know about it?
(pp. 23-24)
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Science & Technology

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the biochemistry of stress and anxiety
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El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning explica la bioquímica del estrés y la ansiedad.
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A million bubbles and hundreds of molecules give this sparkling wine its alluring je ne sais quoi
(pp. 28-29)
Raising the quality of finger prick blood testing will require innovation at every stage of the process
(pp. 16-19)
A little personification is sometimes all it takes to create a teachable moment
(pp. 30-31)
Los enzimas recientemente descubiertos CasX y CasY podrían actuar de red de seguridad para UC Berkeley en la disputa en curso por la patente
(p.3)

Career & Employment

Polymer research took this packaging innovator from academia to industry
(p.27)