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News of the Week
Human Genome Sequenced
Human Genome Sequenced
Business
Lyondell Rebounds
Lyondell Rebounds
Government
Chemical Accident Data
Chemical Accident Data
Science/Technology
Thomas R. Cech
Thomas R. Cech
Combinatorial Synthesis
Combinatorial Synthesis
Employment
Drug Discoverers
Drug Discoverers
Table of Contents
July 3, 2000
Volume 78, Number 27
CENEAR 78 27 p. 1

NEWS OF THE WEEK
Human Genome Sequenced
Leaders of public and private efforts announce deciphering of the human genome.
Rhodia Aims High
Company acts quickly to integrate Albright & Wilson.
Massive Chlorine Joint Venture
Olin and OxyChem are merging the last of each of their chemical businesses.
Waging War in 2025
Defense technology advances require consistent R&D support.
Particulates and Health
Study links premature deaths to increases in concentration of airborne pollutant.
New Routes to Adipic Acid
Catalysts oxidize n-hexane, cyclohexane using air as oxidant.
BUSINESS
Business Concentrates
Lyondell Rebounds
Petrochemical firm positions itself to capitalize on upswing in business cycle.
European Chemical Industry
Producers meeting in Venice call for open dialogue with the European Commission.
Business Insights
American Chemistry Council analysts develop system to present chemical industry data more logically.
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
Government Concentrates
Chemical Accident Data
Government plans will limit access to information on the Internet due to risk of terrorism.
Congressional Update
Members of Congress toil feverishly before recess to complete work on 13 funding bills.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
Science/Technology Concentrates
COVER STORY
Thomas R. Cech
President of Howard Hughes Medical Institute has developed a new vision for top biomedical funding foundation.
Combinatorial Synthesis
Spot method is an approach for synthesizing and screening libraries on paper or other solid supports.
Harnessing Robots
High-throughput style of doing research proves ideal for protein crystallization.
BOOKS
"Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life"
Elegant biography of scientist who pioneered X-ray crystal structure of biological molecules.
"Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs"
Short essays on the fascinating chemistry of everyday life are offered up by Canada's "Dr. Joe" Schwarcz.
EMPLOYMENT
Drug Discoverers
As their roles have evolved in pharmaceutical firms, analytical chemists have had to broaden their knowledge base.
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2000 C&EN Calendars of Meetings and Events
2001 C&EN Calendars of Meetings and Events
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