October 17, 2016 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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October 17, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 41
October 17, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 41
The growing use of plastic food packaging benefits consumers, but critics say industry isn’t doing enough to minimize the negative environmental impact
By Alexander H. Tullo
(pp. 32-37)
Career & Employment
Lesbian and gay chemists find workplaces more welcoming, transgender researchers seek greater inclusion (pp. 18-20)
Government & Policy
Democrat is trouncing Donald Trump in U.S. presidential campaign contributions (p.31)
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EPA expedites action on five chemicals

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Russia withdraws from plutonium, nuclear research pacts

Deteriorating talks with U.S. over Syria prompted Moscow’s move



Chinese campuses of British and U.S. universities offer small classes, a Western degree, and new labs
(pp. 29-30)

Science & Technology

A look at the scientists who spend most of their time thinking about chemistry’s most central concept
(pp. 21-25)
Third Reich chemists invented the devastating chemical weapons, but the Nazis didn’t deploy them against the Allies during World War II
(pp. 26-28)
Células madre sanguíneas modificadas podrían llegar a ayudar a los pacientes a producir glóbulos rojos sanos

Career & Employment

Lesbian and gay chemists find workplaces more welcoming, transgender researchers seek greater inclusion
(pp. 18-20)

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