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June 12, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 24
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June 12, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 24
Plant scientists are using the gene editing method to make higher-quality, more sustainable agriculture products, but consumer acceptance is not guaranteed
By Melody M. Bomgardner
(pp. 30-34)
Features
Science & Technology
Experimental challenges contributed to the controversy over claims of creating the elusive material (pp. 16-17)
Science & Technology
El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning explica las drogas detrás de la crisis de salud pública (p.24)
Science & Technology
Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the drugs behind the public health crisis (p.24)
Back Issues
 
These four foods are ripe for CRISPR gene editing
Agriculture observers see tomatoes, mushrooms, wheat, and corn among the first to benefit from the hot new technique
(p.33)
 

News of the Week

Geraldine Richmond named 2018 Priestley Medalist

University of Oregon chemist honored for studies of water interfaces and worldwide promotion of chemistry
(p.3 )

Revisiting what went wrong in the clinical trial tragedy in France

Chemists track down off-target enzymes that may have contributed to a drug candidate’s neurotoxicity
(p.5 )

Inhibiting endocannabinoid reuptake relieves anxiety in mice

First selective reuptake inhibitors suggest new drug target for regulating endocannabinoid signaling
(p.6 )

Two teams solve structure of elusive diabetes drug target

Independent studies reveal details of GLP-1 receptor interactions
(p.6 )

Synthetic melanins display tunable properties

New method yields bioinspired polymers with UV-absorbing and charge-storing abilities
(p.7 )

Blast kills 10 at Chinese chemical facility

Accident occurs despite stepped-up inspections since 2015 Tianjin disaster
(p.10 )

Online tool connects drug industry to U.K. academia

Database promises to accelerate pharma R&D in the U.K.
(p.10 )

Contract manufacturer AMRI to go private

Private equity firms Carlyle and GTCR partner for $1.5 billion deal
(p.11 )

IBM researchers unveil first 5-nm chip

The breakthrough could help pave the way for cognitive computing and more efficient cell phones
(p.11 )
 

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Departments

Business

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New production technologies open the door to niche applications
Pitiful performers in the 2000s, styrenic resins are now among the chemical industry’s hottest businesses
Plant scientists are using the gene editing method to make higher-quality, more sustainable agriculture products, but consumer acceptance is not guaranteed
Agriculture observers see tomatoes, mushrooms, wheat, and corn among the first to benefit from the hot new technique

Science & Technology

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Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the drugs behind the public health crisis
A comic collaboration between C&EN and ChemScrapes cartoonist Brendan Burkett
Experimental challenges contributed to the controversy over claims of creating the elusive material
Wine chemist Andrew Waterhouse talks about teaching a generation of winemakers