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March 10, 2003
Volume 81, Number 10
CENEAR 81 10 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
FEEDSTOCK PRICE HIKE
Chemical industry is shaken by recent run-up in costs.
NERVE GAS SENSOR
Novel system uses reactivity with indicator molecules.
CHICKEN DETECTORS
Fowl are used by U.S. troops as sentinels for chemical weapons.
RISK INDICATORS
EPA drafts new guidelines on chemical carcinogens.
INDUSTRY AND TERRORISM
House committee joins Senate in seeking EPA study data.
FAST SEPARATIONS
Microsecond separations could reveal rapid biomolecular events.
NEW DREYFUS EXEC
Foundation names Mark J. Cardillo as executive director.
ON STRIKE
Yale graduate students--including chemists--join picket lines.
CHANGES AFOOT AT DEGUSSA
Shake-up includes new supervisory board chairman.

COVER STORY
DOUBLE HELIX AT 50
Watson and Crick's discovery of DNA structure defined a biological phenomenon at the chemical level, inspiring chemists.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
EXPANSIVE PLANS
Diosynth hopes new plant and acquisitions make it a more versatile supplier of pharmaceutical actives.
E-RECORD RULE RETHOUGHT
FDA reviews electronic data filing rule, which has been a source of confusion and high cost to industry.
PERKIN MEDALIST
William H. Joyce is recognized for his involvement in the creation of the Unipol process.
E-BUSINESS
News Updates For The World Of Business Online.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
BALANCING ACT
Bush Administration is accused of making politically motivated appointments to science advisory panels.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
HUMAN BLOOD TYPES
Subtle differences in sugars on red blood cell surface are crucial for transplants and transfusions.
STABLE SEMICONDUCTOR
Pt-based organometallic has better environmental stability than virtually all known semiconducting organic polymers.

EDUCATION
REPLACING THE LECTURE
Online conference focuses on alternatives to traditional methods of teaching chemistry.

ACS COMMENT
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO CHAIR THE BOARD

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