October 24, 2016 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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October 24, 2016 Issue

Volume 94, Issue 42
October 24, 2016 Issue, Vol. 94 | Iss. 42
Or: How the pharmaceutical research sector learned to stop worrying and love the cloud
By Rick Mullin
(pp. 26-30)
Science & Technology
Organic ligands help sequester and separate inorganic ions in mining and nuclear waste treatment (pp. 18-19)
Government & Policy
Attacks and infighting from the previously congenial committee worry the science community (pp. 20-21)
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(pp. 24-25)