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March 19, 2018 Issue

Volume 96, Issue 12
Geraldine Richmond
March 19, 2018 Issue, Vol. 96 | Iss. 12
On her path to success in physical chemistry, Geri Richmond has never stopped working to pull others up with her
By Sam Lemonick
(pp. 26-31)
Features
Business
European Commission lays out its plan to recycle more than half of plastic by 2030, mulls a plastic tax (pp. 16-18)
Career & Employment
With practice, you can turn your greatest weakness into a strength (p.25)
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News of the Week

El agente nervioso utilizado en el ataque al espía ruso contenía el veneno ‘Novichok’

El arma química utilizada en el intento de asesinato producido en Reino Unido fue desarrollada por la Unión Soviética durante la Guerra Fría
(p.3)

Nerve agent attack on spy used ‘Novichok’ poison

Chemical weapon used in U.K. assassination attempt was developed by Soviet Union during Cold War
(p.3)

Graphene hair dye fights unsightly flyaways

Carbon material makes nontoxic, durable hair colorant
(p.4)

Stereo Chemistry discusses ChemRxiv

Listen in to hear how chemists are reacting to and interacting with chemistry’s new preprint server
(p.4)

Carbonates hint at liquid water on Ceres

Spectroscopic observations suggest the compounds formed from liquid water in the recent geologic past
(p.5)

Floods can flush microplastic pollution from rivers into the sea

The largest survey ever of microplastics in freshwater suggests that scientists underestimate levels of the pollutants
(p.5)

Polymer chain wraps up proteins to keep them stable

Methacrylate heteropolymer makes proteins comfortable in solvents they don’t normally like
(p.6)

Shrinking X-ray absorption spectroscopy down to the benchtop

Advance may enable scientists to use the powerful method outside of synchrotrons
(p.6)

Novartis, UNC study suggests mRNA structures are a common, untapped pool of drug targets

Functional mRNA structures appear to be pervasive throughout bacterial genomes, and could be important for designing small molecules that target human mRNAs too
(p.7)

Danaher buys oligonucleotide maker Integrated DNA Technologies

Acquisition makes instrument firm a player in consumables for next-generation sequencing
(p.10)

European drug chemical makers active as they head into annual U.S. conclave

More acquisition and expansion is expected in a booming, consolidating market
(p.10)

Jim Fitterling to head the new Dow

Longtime Dow CEO Andrew N. Liveris will step down next month
(p.10)

Flagship-backed Foghorn Therapeutics launches

With $50 million in funding, the biotech is exploring the role of chromatin dysregulation in cancer
(p.11)

Helium supplies are tightening up again

Buoyant demand and supply disruptions narrow flow of the noble gas to scientific instrument users
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Science & Technology

The academic-turned-entrepreneur shares the lessons she’s learned after realizing her Ph.D. project wasn’t as practical as she thought
(pp. 23-24)
On her path to success in physical chemistry, Geri Richmond has never stopped working to pull others up with her
(pp. 26-31)
Findings could lead to custom-designed catalysts with improved activity and selectivity
(p.8)
Combination shows overlapping distributions of metals and proteins
(p.9)
β-Lactoglobulin may complement aldolase enzymes
(p.9)
Iodoanthracene derivative is key intermediate en route to dynemicin A
(p.8)
Graphene oxide-based sensor attached to flame-resistant wallpaper sets off an alarm at high temperature
(pp. 8-9)
Method can distinguish sensitive and resistant bacteria within 30 minutes
(p.9)

Career & Employment

With practice, you can turn your greatest weakness into a strength
(p.25)

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