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August 14, 2023 Cover

Volume 101, Issue 26

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Quote of the Week

“Nitrogen is the key that unlocked the global food system.”

Benjamin Houlton, environmental scientist, Cornell University

  • Facing chemistry’s destructive side

    Our drive to create, extract, and use molecules in novel ways is inextricably tied to disasters—some that erupted in just moments and others that unfolded over decades. Stemming the damage these disasters have caused to the environment and human health and preventing future crises will be key challenges in the next century

  • The emergence of biologics

    As the fields of genetics and molecular biology evolved over the 20th century, scientists set out to use cell and genetic engineering to create medicines. These 5 events helped lay the foundation for a new therapeutics industry

  • Solving the structure of DNA

    Deciphering DNA’s double-helical configuration launched an era of innovation in medical and life sciences research

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Chemists roll out rings made from stacked sandwich complexes

Bulky organic groups bend metallocenes into nanometer-scale cyclocenes