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June 23, 2003
Volume 81, Number 25
CENEAR 81 25 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
RESEARCH ALLIANCE
Harvard, MIT, and Whitehead Institute will combine their strengths in new $300 million bioscience institute.
CHEMISTRY JOBS
Jobless rate for chemists hits a 30-year high, but salary levels hold up.
BIOTECH CRUNCH
Market depression brings first significant consolidation in the 25-year-old industry.
TPI THAI-UP
Thai Petrochemical Industry's creditors object to Thai finance ministry's running the company.
BIOTECH PROTOCOL
Treaty dealing with genetically modified organisms can soon enter into force.
PLANT SHUTDOWN
Corrosion contributes to shutdown of Clariant's $90 million bleach activator plant.
CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD
Four U.S. high school students are chosen to compete in July.
DUMP ANTIDUMPING
World Trade Organization sets deadline for U.S. to change Byrd amendment.
GENERIC DRUG RULES
New regulations limit number of 30-month stays and close other loopholes blocking generic drugs.

COVER STORY
ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS
Chemical companies bring their materials expertise to photonics and the semiconductor industry.

BUSINESS
BUSINESS CONCENTRATES
CHEMSPEC 2003
Specialty, fine, and custom chemicals makers try to ride out the prolonged economic slump.

GOVERNMENT & POLICY
GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES
ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME
Green Customs Project will combat illegal trade in chemicals, hazardous wastes, and endangered species.
GOLDEN NUGGETS
NSF-funded scientists bring substance of their research to foundation and public.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES
REWORKING RNA
Chemists use nature's machinery to synthesize proteins with nonnatural amino acids.
DIGITAL BRIEFS
New Software And Websites For The Chemical Enterprise

EMPLOYMENT
MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
A growing number of chemists are entering this field, attracted by its interdisciplinary nature.

ACS NEWS
CHINESE-AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
CACS meeting focuses on fellowship and professional development
PROGRESS MOVES FORWARD

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