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January 23, 2019
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Scientist behind gene-edited babies faces punishment.
Chinese investigators say that He Jiankui—the scientist responsible for the CRISPR gene-edited twins born last year—forged documents, sought fortune and fame, and will face punishment for violating regulations.
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WATER
Octocrylene might harm coral.
High concentrations of the common sunscreen ingredient in seawater could impair fatty acid metabolism in coral, adding to the list of sunscreen ingredients that could damage reefs.
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MICROBIOME
Baby poop may hold a secret to food allergies.
Mice develop a milk allergy when given fecal transplants from allergic babies, suggesting some gut microbes may help protect against the condition.
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VIDEO
Programmable polymers, sans calculations.
This liquid-crystal elastomer can flip back and forth between shapes when heated and cooled. Rice University researchers made it without the help of complex calculations, though. Just sweet, sweet polymer chemistry.
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CHEMISTRY IN PICTURES
Lab in a box.
The 2018 grand prize for Chemistry in Pictures goes to Adrian Villalta-Cerdas, who created this resin art to allow students to safely handle small amounts of chemicals during his general chemistry lectures.
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For those affected by the US government shutdown.
Are you a US government employee or contractor who is furloughed or working without pay? Is your job or industry otherwise affected by the US federal shutdown?
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ON THE COVER
A wave of new drugs in 2018.
A peak in FDA drug approvals came as companies increased their focus on the genetic drivers of disease
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PETROCHEMICALS
Polyester made from coal?
Until recently, polyester wasn't on the list of materials made from coal, but this fact is changing rapidly. New processes that use coal to obtain ethylene glycol—a raw material for making polyester fiber and packaging resin—have gained traction in China.
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