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February 13, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 7
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February 13, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 7
If the CRISPR gene editing system is to live up to its disease-curing potential, researchers must devise a plan to deliver it into the body
By Ryan Cross
(pp. 28-33)
Features
Science & Technology
Researchers are finding an ever-growing list of chemicals in dust and are trying to understand what the compounds mean for our health (pp. 18-21)
Science & Technology
Hundreds of chemicals make chocolate so delicious, and it was once a currency you could eat (pp. 26-27)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Helium forms stable molecules at high pressures

Findings broaden understanding of chemical reactivity, inertness, and astrochemistry
(p.5)

Dispute over the legal rights to an anticancer agent continues

Patent reissued for molecule at the center of a disagreement between Scripps and Oncoceutics
(p.7)

Molecule from malaria parasite attracts hungry mosquitoes

Finding explains why female mosquitoes prefer to feed on blood cells infected with malaria
(p.7)

Modifying methionine on proteins

Redox chemistry turns reticent amino acid into bioconjugation handle
(p.8)

Quinoa genome sequenced

Knowledge of supergrain’s genetics could improve cultivation and production
(p.8)

Secuenciado el genoma de la quinoa

Conocer la genética de este ‘súper-cereal’ podría mejorar su cultivo y producción.
(p.8)

Pancreatic cancer biomarker bolsters nanoparticle-based diagnostic

Speedy sensor detects vesicles released by tumors in tiny drops of blood
(pp. 9-10)

Engineered bacteria call in immune cells to attack cancer

Microbes act as immunotherapy, recruiting and activating immune cells to slow tumor growth
(p.10)

New life for old preservative

Maker of benzoates sees opportunity to replace suspect biocides in personal care
(p.12)

OLED growth spurs spending spree

Raw materials producers expand facilities, boost R&D, and acquire assets
(p.12)

Chemical trade group attacks cancer research agency

Web-based campaign questions credibility of World Health Organization agency’s cancer monographs
(p.13)

Gore to drop waterproofing PFCs

Pressure from Greenpeace bears fruit as the outdoor apparel industry seeks replacement chemicals
(p.13)

House renews EPA inquiry

Science-based policymaking, scientific integrity questioned at committee hearing
(p.13)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

Hundreds of chemicals make chocolate so delicious, and it was once a currency you could eat
(pp. 26-27)
Researchers are finding an ever-growing list of chemicals in dust and are trying to understand what the compounds mean for our health
(pp. 18-21)
If the CRISPR gene editing system is to live up to its disease-curing potential, researchers must devise a plan to deliver it into the body
(pp. 28-33)

Letters

Letters(p.4)