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July 10, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 28
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July 10, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 28
A group of researchers plan to synthesize the human genome from scratch. They face huge scientific hurdles—and public scrutiny
By Katherine Bourzac
(pp. 26-31)
Features
Business
Demand for key battery component is booming, but the business remains a difficult one (pp. 20-21)
Science & Technology
Author shares what he learned while writing ‘Caesar’s Last Breath’ (pp. 22-23)
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(p.13)

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EU moves to define endocrine-disrupting pesticides

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Updated North American trade deal could boost U.S. chemical exports

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Court blocks U.S. EPA from delaying methane leak rules

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Science & Technology

Author shares what he learned while writing ‘Caesar’s Last Breath’
(pp. 22-23)
A group of researchers plan to synthesize the human genome from scratch. They face huge scientific hurdles—and public scrutiny
(pp. 26-31)
Values will contribute to defining basic units of measure through fundamental constants instead of using physical objects
(p.10)
Small molecule could attack bacterium by stabilizing key metabolic enzyme, a strategy that would be difficult for the bacterium to circumvent
(p.10)
Found in people with an autoimmune disease, the antibody could give researchers clues about delivering drugs to the brain
(p.10)
Three DNA sequences self-assemble to form an artificial cytoskeleton that shores up lipid membranes
(p.11)
Some SIDS cases could result from underlying problem in the neurotransmitter’s production and function
(pp. 10-11)
New method allows researchers to analyze gene expression in preserved tissue biopsy samples
(p.11)

Career & Employment

A chance encounter at an ACS national meeting led this chemist to a career on Capitol Hill
(p.25)

Newscripts

Editor's Page

Letters

(pp. 4-6)