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May 22, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 21
May 22, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 21
Inside that exhilarating, frustrating, messy transition to being the boss
By Lisa M. Jarvis
(pp. 34-38)
Manufacturing catches up, and hooks up, with research informatics (pp. 22-24)
Reversing its long neglect of R&D, Southeast Asian country now encourages biotechnology innovation (pp. 25-27)
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