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April 21, 2003
Volume 81, Number 16
CENEAR 81 16 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
CHEMICAL SCRUTINY
EPA intensifies investigation of perfluorooctanoic acid and its salts.
FIBER SALE
DuPont Textiles & Interiors goes on the block.
ENERGY BILL
Republicans drive energy bill through House.
VIRAL CULPRIT
Researchers announce positive identification of organism behind SARS outbreak.
FIGHTING SARS
Common sense--and a few common disinfectants--are used to combat new disease.
HUMAN GENOME
National Human Genome Research Institute announces completion of its premier project and grand challenges for the future.
NANOWIRE SHEATHS
Research team packs C60 molecules inside insulating boron nitride nanotubes.
VISA PROBLEMS
President's science adviser says delays are the result of rigorous review.
BIOCHEMISTRY CHANGE
Vanderbilt's Richard Armstrong will replace Gordon Hammes as editor of ACS journal.

COVER STORY
PHARMA OUTSOURCING
Emerging drug firms are increasingly being served by the nimbler smaller contract manufacturer; early-stage services gain ground.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
FOOD CERTIFICATION
Stamping ingredients as kosher and halal requires a knowledge of both religion and chemistry.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
CHEMICALS LEGISLATION
The 10th annual global chemical regulations conference explores an array of policies.
CHARLES E. MCQUEARY
C&EN talks with DHS undersecretary of science and technology, whose task is to develop cutting-edge technology to counter terrorism.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
A LOOK BACK IN TIME
New methods for sequencing ancient proteins may allow retrieval of valuable genetic information.
JACS AT 125
Bruce Merrifield built peptides in a stepwise fashion on a solid support, eliminating tedious purification and repeated recrystallizations.

EDUCATION
TEACHING MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
Universities take a variety of tacks to introduce students to drug discovery.
WINNING STUDENTS OVER
Teacher makes chemistry accessible to wary nonscientists.

EMPLOYMENT
JOBS IN CALIFORNIA
The state is home to three major biotechnology centers and has become a magnet for chemists seeking jobs.

MEETINGS
36TH MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGIONAL MEETING

ACS NEWS
COMMITTEE ON ETHICS DESCRIBED

AWARDS
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB AWARD TO BORCHARDT
Sneddon To Receive Benedetti-Pichler Award For 2003

THE DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR'S PAGE

LETTERS
PEOPLE

NEWSCRIPTS



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EDUCATION
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EMPLOYMENT
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