December 20, 2010 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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December 20, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 51
December 20, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 51
By Edited and produced by Stephen K. Ritter, Robert Bryson, and Tchad K. Blair
(pp. 13-17)
After the great recession, chemical firms welcome the new normal (pp. 24-30)
Government & Policy
Science Legislation in 2010 took a backseat to congressional elections and partisanship (p.34)
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News of the Week

Thermo Fisher To Buy Dionex

Instrumentation: Deal will help Thermo grow in water quality, consumer safety, and life sciences

Chemists Gather For Pacifichem 2010

International Meetings: Hawaii once again hosts congress for Pacific Rim chemical societies

Tax Deal Benefits R&D

Economy: Bipartisan measure will boost investments and create jobs, industry says

Detecting An Elusive Modified DNA Base

Epigenetics: Method maps 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in genome

Pharma Leadership Changes Continue

Management: Former NIH director Elias Zerhouni to head R&D at Sanofi

Duke University Wraps Up Misconduct Inquiry

Investigation: School draws ire for not disclosing results of its probe of a faculty biochemist

Enzyme’s Dual Nature Revealed

Enzymology: Structure shows taxadiene synthase contains domains from two enzyme classes

Agreements Emerge From Cancún Talks

Climate Change: Deals on forest protection, adaptation fund seen as showing global negotiations still viable

More Polysilicon For Solar Cells

Manufacturing: OCI and Wacker expand raw material capacity in South Korea and U.S.



Government & Policy

Earth Science Programs are in limbo, awaiting Congress’ action on the 2011 budget
(pp. 32-33)
Science Legislation in 2010 took a backseat to congressional elections and partisanship


A measured view of the human impulse to mine mineral wealth, despite often terrible consequences
(pp. 41-43)