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Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Recognizing DNA's Shape
Business
Genencor's New Direction
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Congressional Election
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Nanotechnology
Table of Contents
October 16, 2000
Volume 78, Number 42
CENEAR 78 42 p. 3

NEWS OF THE WEEK
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Honors three who pioneered the field of conducting polymers.
Nobel Prize in Medicine
Trio's work in neurotransmission has broad connecting theme.
Nobel Prize in Physics
Three cited for laying the groundwork for modern information technology.
Animal Research
USDA agrees to treat mice, rats, and birds like other lab animals; Congress then blocks the action.
Recognizing DNA's Shape
Enantiomer binds selectively to a left-handed form of synthetic DNA.
Magnesium Battery System
Environmentally benign design has potential as a long-lived, high-energy- density power source.
Owens Corning Bankruptcy
Mounting asbestos claims, weak product demand lead to Chapter 11 filing.
BUSINESS
Business Concentrates
Genencor's New Direction
Since it went public in August, the company is aiming to become a player in health care.
European Chemical Industry
Change, not rhetoric, is urgently needed to meet society's demands.
Beijing Chemical Show
International Chemical Industry Fair attracted hordes of eager visitors
GOVERNMENT & POLICY
Government Concentrates
Congressional Elections
Democrats, Republicans are competitive in both houses of Congress
Government Insights
Mysterious ailments can still baffle physicians, whose practice is as much art as science.
SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
Science/Technology Concentrates
Cellular Signaling
Scientists aim to employ big science approach to solve intractable problems of intracellular communication.
SPECIAL REPORT
COVER STORY
Nanotechnology
The "third megatrend"--following biotechnology and information technology--is examined in four features on science, instrumentation, business opportunities, and government activity.
ACS NEWS
Future Chemists Learn From 'Survivor'
Official Report From The Washington Meeting
1999-2000 Student Affiliates Chapter Awards
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