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October 5, 2015 Issue

Volume 93, Issue 39
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October 5, 2015 Issue, Vol. 93 | Iss. 39
With a high-resolution structure of the mRNA-splicing machine now in hand, a new era of biological and pharmaceutical discovery is dawning
By Sarah Everts
(pp. 10-14)
Features
Science & Technology
Analysis of historic uranium samples from Germany’s wartime experiments solves World War II mystery (pp. 30-31)
ACS News
Honolulu, Dec. 15–20 (pp. 36-41)
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Analysis of historic uranium samples from Germany’s wartime experiments solves World War II mystery
(pp. 30-31)
With a high-resolution structure of the mRNA-splicing machine now in hand, a new era of biological and pharmaceutical discovery is dawning
(pp. 10-14)
C–H functionalization specialists discuss how they’ve spurred once-competitive synthetic chemists to pool their resources
(pp. 32-33)
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