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"High-risk, high-reward research is needed to maintain the U.S. position of leadership in science and technology."
NEAL F. LANE, PROFESSOR, RICE UNIVERSITYp. 29

December 14, 2009

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Highlights

Cover Story

Your Own Personal Genome

Advances in DNA sequencing technology are making applications of whole-genome sequencing a reality. (pp. 13-15, 16-19)

» DNA Sequencing Forges Ahead

Business

Big Plans For Succinic Acid (Member Content)

Against the odds, five ventures are pursuing the biobased chemical across the globe. (pp. 23-25)

Government & Policy

Spurring Innovation (Member Content)

Federal agencies try new ways to encourage transformative research, but funding remains scarce. (pp. 29-31)

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News Of The Week

On To Copenhagen EPA Moves Ahead On CO2 Controls Osmium Is Ancient Marker Stradivari's Secret

Crossroads In Copenhagen p. 6

Climate Change: First week of talks sets stage for tough work to come.

EPA Moves Ahead On CO2 Controls p. 7

Greenhouse Gases: EPA backs regulation under Clean Air Act.

Business At Copenhagen p. 7

Firms are on-site supporting climate-change action, showcasing green products.

Osmium Is Ancient Marker p. 8

Geochemistry: Rare element can be used to detect past human activities.

Biorefiners Win Government Funds p. 8

Green Goal: Grants will advance fuels and chemicals from renewable raw materials.

Accidents Lead To Refinery Review p. 9

Safety: Chemical board to investigate HF role in accidents.

Water Treatment p. 9

Tata launches low-cost water filter for use in poor countries.

N2 Cleaved, Functionalized p. 10

Synthesis: Hafnium complex enables reaction with carbon monoxide.

Stradivari's Secret p. 10

Conservation Chemistry: Famous violins had mundane varnish, reviving the mystery of why they sound so good.

Business

Big Plans For Succinic Acid pp. 23-25 (Member Content)

Against the odds, five ventures are pursuing the biobased chemical across the globe.

Latching On To A Growth Market pp. 26-27 (Member Content)

Custom chemical manufacturers that can make antibody-drug conjugates see promising business.

Business Concentrates pp. 20-21 (Member Content)

  • Dow Corning CEO Burns Calls For Green Jobs
  • Dow Corning CEO Stephanie A. Burns was one of about 130 businesspeople, economists, and politicians invited to the White House jobs summit...
  • Eastman Drops Gasification Project
  • Eastman Chemical is discontinuing its industrial gasification project in Beaumont, Texas...
  • Koppers To Buy Cindu Chemicals
  • Koppers has signed a letter of intent to acquire Cindu Chemicals, which operates a 140,000-metric-ton-per-year coal tar distillation plant...
  • SolviCore Helps Power Yacht’s Fuel Cell
  • SolviCore will supply key components for the fuel cell that powers an auxiliary electric engine in Zero CO2...
  • Dow And Bayer Sign Biodiesel License
  • Dow Water & Process Solutions and Bayer Technology Services have signed a licensing agreement that allows Dow to market Bayer’s BayFAME biodiesel production technology...
  • Dow Spins Off Pfenex Business
  • Dow Chemical has shed the last of its former Dowpharma operations with the spin-off of its Pfenex business as an independent company...
  • Amyris Buys Stake In Brazilian Plant
  • Amyris Biotechnologies will acquire 40% of a sugar-based ethanol plant in Brazil for close to $80 million...
  • Nalco Opens Asian Technical Center
  • Water treatment specialist Nalco has opened a technical center in Shanghai that will serve the Asia-Pacific region...
  • Tranzyme And BMS Sign Discovery Deal
  • Tranzyme Pharma will work to discover macrocyclic compounds directed against targets that are of interest to Bristol-Myers Squibb...
  • Big Drug Firms Exit Biotech Partnerships
  • Three big pharma firms are ending biotech partnerships as they reassess their drug pipelines...
  • Celgene Will Acquire Drug Firm Gloucester
  • Celgene has agreed to pay up to $640 million for Gloucester Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge, Mass.-based firm that buys clinical-stage cancer drug candidates for further development...
  • Ranbaxy Ends Pact With Japanese Partner
  • Ranbaxy Laboratories has agreed to sell partner Nihon Chemiphar its 50% stake in their Japanese joint venture, Nihon Pharmaceutical Industry...
  • ZymoGenetics Licenses Antibody, Cuts Staff
  • ZymoGenetics has signed a licensing agreement under which Novo Nordisk will gain worldwide rights to IL-21 mAb, a fully human monoclonal antibody being developed as a treatment for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases...
  • Business Roundup
  • Tessenderlo, CF Industries, W.R. Grace, Air Liquide, Symyx and the Royal Society of Chemistry, International ­Flavors & Fragrances, Biogen Idec, La Jolla Pharmaceutical and Adamis Pharmaceuticals...

ACS Comment

2009: A Year To Remember p. 40

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Government & Policy

Spurring Innovation pp. 29-31 (Member Content)

Federal agencies try new ways to encourage transformative research, but funding remains scarce.

Watering Down Science? pp. 32-33 (Member Content)

Unconventional water structure theories generate criticism, but don't hamper funding.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 28 (Member Content)

People

Obituaries pp. 41-42 (Member Content)

Science & Technology

Revisiting Resveratrol pp. 36-37 (Member Content)

More results question molecular link between red wine compound and its antiaging activity.

Inside Instrumentation p. 38 (Member Content)

Technology and Business news for the laboratory world.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 34-35 (Member Content)

Editor's Page

'Climategate' p. 3

The Departments

Letters pp. 4-5

Newscripts p. 48

Ginkgogate: The Stench Of Scandal

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