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August 5, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 31
August 5, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 31
After years of distrust, academia and industry are forming alliances for chemical research
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 12-16)
Science & Technology
Modern chemical analysis helps replicate 200-year-old trumpets (pp. 32-33)
Science & Technology
Hormone mimic shows promise for helping crops cope (pp. 34-35)
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Government & Policy

Federal program spotlights materials science, but plan for meeting its ambitious goal is still under development
(pp. 25-27)
Trans-Atlantic agreement could change rules such as food-labeling standards
(pp. 28-29)