C&EN talks with Mary Sue Coleman, Association of American Universities president

The chemist and former college president leads the Association of American Universities in challenging times

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Industrial Safety

Chemical Safety Board finalizes investigation into Arkema fires following Tropical Storm Harvey

Agency urges the chemical industry to better prepare for extreme weather

EPA revises Obama-era industrial safety regulation

Updated following the West, Texas, fertilizer explosion, rule is intended to prevent incidents at facilities handling large amounts of hazardous materials

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Drug Discovery

Chemists synthesize and screen massive library of nonnatural proteins

Such screens could yield protein drugs with advantages over natural ones

Gene editors grapple with standardization

On the brink of patient trials, genome-editing heavyweights and regulators meet to set up voluntary standards