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October 9, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 40
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October 9, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 40
Emboldened by real-world success and powered by CRISPR, a new wave of biotech firms is revisiting the concept of synthetic lethality in cancer
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 42-46)
Features
Science & Technology
Hardy parasites have appeared in livestock around the world (pp. 24-27)
Business
But the small-molecule stalwart may surprise with its next investment (pp. 28-30)
Back Issues
 

News of the Week

Cryo-electron microscopy innovators win 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson honored for developing the technique, which enables unprecedented views of important biomolecules
(p.5)

Circadian rhythm pioneers win 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young share top honor for discovering the mechanisms that control our biological clock
(p.6)

A new dipstick test can rapidly distinguish between Zika and dengue fever infections

An international team has developed a way to easily differentiate the closely related viral infections
(p.7)

Detection of gravitational waves wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

LIGO scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne pioneered the design of detector of black-hole mergers and other astronomical events
(p.8)

Fluorescent sensor measures ionic strength in living cells

First in vivo ionic strength sensor could identify variations within a cell
(p.9)

Organic material sets luminescent record

Persistent glowing material could find applications in road paints and street signs
(p.10)

An easier way to tell fossil fuels from biofuels

Prototype laser absorption spectrometer could make radiocarbon analysis less expensive
(p.11)

AkzoNobel has new route to ethyleneamines

Dutch firm claims technology is a ‘game changer’
(p.16)

Chemical makers step up dumping claims

Congress, Trump Administration have signaled willingness to investigate low-priced imports
(p.17)

Chinese car maker invests in Australian lithium miner

Move by big SUV manufacturer shows interest in securing battery raw material supplies
(p.18)

Navire launches to clog cancer proteins with ‘molecular glue’

With $30 million from BridgeBio Pharma, biotech firm will develop small-molecule inhibitors of the tyrosine phosphatase SHP2
(p.19)

Publishers taking legal action against ResearchGate to limit unlicensed paper sharing on networking site

Separate suit against pirate site Sci-Hub by the American Chemical Society appears likely to succeed
(p.22)
 

Departments

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Business

Suppliers of electronic cleaning chemicals seek to remove even trace contaminants
(pp. 32-33)
But the small-molecule stalwart may surprise with its next investment
(pp. 28-30)
Trade association chief describes his move from the trenches of journalism to the front line on regulatory and legislative issues
(pp. 34-35)
Emboldened by real-world success and powered by CRISPR, a new wave of biotech firms is revisiting the concept of synthetic lethality in cancer
(pp. 42-46)

ACS News

Titles aim to increase publication capacity, reduce publication time for energy and nanomaterials research
(p.49)
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Science & Technology

Hardy parasites have appeared in livestock around the world
(pp. 24-27)
Discovery dashes hopes that the halocarbon is a signal for extraterrestrial life
(p.15)
Human-protein-based hydrogel holds arteries and lung tissue together without leaks in animal tests
(pp. 14-15)
Evidence mounts for a smaller radius
(p.14)
Thirty-minute test could help doctors pick better antibiotics when treating urinary tract infections
(p.14)
Combining a multidentate ligand with various metals leads to triple-stranded complexes with potentially useful magnetic properties
(p.15)
Feeding fluoromalonate to microbes makes monomer for bioplastics
(p.14)
A simplified, standardized benchtop instrument for electrochemistry brings this powerful and clean synthetic method within reach of the broader organic chemistry community
(pp. 38-40)

Career & Employment

Chemist turned a hobby into a job in space science
(p.36)

Letters

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