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October 21, 2013 Issue

Volume 91, Issue 42
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October 21, 2013 Issue, Vol. 91 | Iss. 42
At 90, highly celebrated chemist and author has a burning quest to belong
By Jeffrey I. Seeman, University of Richmond
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Business
The data surge in R&D creates experiment design problems; new software is trying to handle them (pp. 19-21)
Science & Technology
Respect for mass spectrometry’s capabilities has spread from physics, to chemistry, to biology (pp. 30-31)
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