Research of the year

C&EN reviews notable chemistry research advances from 2017

Headlines of the year

C&EN highlights the biggest chemistry stories of 2017

Molecules of the year

C&EN highlights some of the coolest compounds reported in 2017

Top pharmaceutical headlines of 2017

Trump’s tweets, therapeutic T cells, and a turning point for gene therapy were just a few topics that made headlines in 2017

CRISPR gene editing is coming to the clinic

Hematology meeting offers glimpse of clinical trials that will use CRISPR to treat sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia beginning in 2018

Detergent-based artificial tongue identifies bottled water brands

An assembly containing a single type of fluorescent sensor can detect 13 different metal ions

Nominee to lead EPA chemicals program withdraws

Toxicologist with close ties to chemical industry fails to garner enough Senate support

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