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August 15, 2018
Extra gene helps elephants resist cancer.
Extra gene helps elephants resist cancer.
This elephant gene turns on in response to DNA damage, killing cells before they become cancerous. Studying its mechanism could inspire human therapies.
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Supramolecular transformers shift shapes with a chemical nudge.
SYNTHESIS
Supramolecular transformers shift shapes with a chemical nudge.
Iron-containing complex can switch from a tetrahedron to a helix to a prism when the right chemical cues are added.
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This venomous chemist has a trick up its stinger.
NATURAL PRODUCTS
This venomous chemist has a trick up its stinger.
Unlike other scorpions studied so far, which pack their venom with peptides, this scorpion makes an alkaloid. It's unclear why.
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A new flu fighter.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
A new flu fighter.
Derivatives of the antiinflammatory drug naproxen could be effective against the flu virus.
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FDA approves the first RNAi therapeutic.
BIOTECHNOLOGY
FDA approves the first RNAi therapeutic.
Two decades after the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of RNA interference, Alnylam's Onpattro has become the first marketed drug based on the technology.
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Test your knowledge of eruption chemistry.
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Test your knowledge of eruption chemistry.
Indonesia's Mount Anak Krakatau. Hawaii's Kīlauea. Guatemala's Fuego. These volcanoes have all erupted in the past year, reminding us of Earth's inner turmoil. How much do you know about lava and volcanic gases?
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How to spend your time at ACS Boston.
ACS MEETING
How to spend your time at ACS Boston.
ACS meetings offer a lot. We feel you. Check out our recommendations on can't-miss speakers and sessions. Then join us at some other activities: Bring your kids to the Boston Children's Museum, and learn about science journalism; meet C&EN's Talented 12 rising stars in chemistry; and be a part of C&EN's first-ever live Stereo Chemistry podcast.
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June Chempics winner: Enchanted rose.
CHEMISTRY IN PICTURES
June Chempics winner: Enchanted rose.
Our June winner is Christopher Gordon Thomson for this crystal flower grown from an organic dye.
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