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May 12, 2014 Issue

Volume 92, Issue 19
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May 12, 2014 Issue, Vol. 92 | Iss. 19

Forcing Change In Forensic Science

Scandals in labs across the country illustrate the need to reform the discipline, but change has been slow in coming
By Carmen Drahl
(pp. 10-15)
Features
Business

Cosmetic Science Meets Sex Appeal

Ingredient makers beef up testing for active ingredients to prove their effectiveness (pp. 19-21)
Science & Technology

A New Way Of Fracking

With hydraulic fracturing an established practice, oil and gas firms turn to reducing the technology’s environmental footprint (pp. 31-33)
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News of the Week

Bacteria Given Expanded Genetic Code

Synthetic Biology: Modified bacteria are first cells to copy DNA with three base pairs
(p.5)

First Transistors Made Of 2-D Materials

Electronics: The fast, ultrathin devices could enable sharp, low-power flexible displays
(p.6)

Pfizer Chases Merger Deal

Acquisitions: Drug firm pursues AstraZeneca despite rejections and U.K. concerns
(p.6)

America’s Changed Climate

Federal Report: National Climate Assessment finds widespread drought, sea-level rise, intensifying storms
(p.7)

Merck & Co. Sells Consumer Products Unit To Bayer

Firm to sell unit for $14.2 billion, another ground shift for pharmaceuticals
(p.7)

Ph.D.s Stay Put

Majority of foreign nationals earning science Ph.D.s in the U.S. remain and work in the U.S., report finds.
(p.8)

Polymers That Heal Themselves

Materials Science: Two-stage process of gelation and polymerization repairs holes as big as 9 mm in polymers
(p.8)
 

Departments

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Business

Ingredient makers beef up testing for active ingredients to prove their effectiveness
(pp. 19-21)
Concentrates(pp. 16-17)
  1. BASF Plans U.S. Gulf Coast Methanol-To-Propylene Unit
  2. Total Pays To End Methanex Dispute
  3. U.S. Ethane Heads For Canada
  4. Coca-Cola Drops Embattled Emulsifier
  5. Sun Denies Insider Trading ...
  6. ... And Closes Detroit Plant
  7. Altana Expands In China
  8. Third Point Critiques Dow’s Strategy
  9. Regeneron, Avalanche Team On Gene Therapy
  10. Shire To Pay $75 Million For Fibrosis Specialist
  11. B&W Gets Funds To Test Carbon Capture
  12. Molecular Imaging Center Debuts
  13. Lundbeck To Buy Chelsea Therapeutics
  14. Business Roundup

Government & Policy

With concerns over Pakistani investor allayed, Indiana reopens talks to support nitrogen plant
(p.25)
Lawmakers want FDA to speed up approval process
(p.27)
Concentrates(p.23)
  1. CSB Steps Back From ‘Safety Case’ Regulation Scheme
  2. Bill Aims To Thwart Trade-Secret Theft
  3. Predicting Climate Effects On Air Quality
  4. Proposed Visa Changes May Help Scientists
  5. More Coordination For Interdisciplinary Research Needed
  6. All Concentrates
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Science & Technology

As CDK 4/6 inhibitors near the market, companies try to separate their molecules from the pack
(pp. 34-35)
With hydraulic fracturing an established practice, oil and gas firms turn to reducing the technology’s environmental footprint
(pp. 31-33)
Scandals in labs across the country illustrate the need to reform the discipline, but change has been slow in coming
(pp. 10-15)
Concentrates(pp. 28-29)
  1. Double-Crossed Pyridines
  2. Bead Hopper Loads Up Microfluidic Devices
  3. Confined Iron Converts Methane
  4. Element 117 Repeat
  5. Chemists Devise Kilogram-Scale Route To Chiral Lactone Building Block
  6. Young Blood Rejuvenates Old Mice
  7. Protein Target Of Clot-Preventing Drugs Seen For The First Time
  8. Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells

Newscripts

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Editor's Page

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Letters

Letters(p.4)
  1. Protecting Drinking Water
  2. The Legacy Of JFK