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August 2, 2004
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  Table of Contents
August 2, 2004
Volume 82, Number 31
p. 3
 
   
 
  Cover Story  
DAVID KAY
Former head of CIA's weapons investigation group in Iraq discusses the lessons learned from the search for weapons of mass destruction.
 
COVER: Photo by Peter Cutts
 

  Latest News  
  POSITIVE NUMBERS
Chemical industry posts rising sales and increased earnings in second quarter.

MYLAN BUYS KING
Generics maker does turnabout with purchase of branded drug business.

EXPLORING MERCURY
Spacecraft dubbed Messenger is set for a seven-year journey to the innermost planet.

SYNTHETIC PRIONS
Long-sought experiment shows lab-created prions cause disease in mice.

DEMOCRAT PLATFORM
Focus is on national security, energy independence, and support for biomedical research.

POLYMERIC NITROGEN
Single-bonded nitrogen allotrope, if harnessed, could serve as a propellant.

CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD
Chinese students score gold; U.S. students take four silver medals.

OXYGEN SENSING
UV-activated ink may prove useful in food-packaging industry.

PFIZER FUNDS CODEXIS
Pfizer's $10 million equity investment aims to exploit Codexis biotechnologies.

FRANCIS CRICK DIES
Codiscoverer of the double helix succumbs to colon cancer.

 
 
 

  Business  
  BUSINESS CONCENTRATES

TRIPOS RUNNING FULL TILT
Computational software firm takes an informatics-based approach to drug discovery.

SEMICON
Newcomers fight for a slice of the already crowded chip-smoothing market.

ECONOMIC RECOVERY
Outlook is good for both U.S. and global chemical industry.

 
 
 

  Government & Policy  
  GOVERNMENT CONCENTRATES  
 
 

  Science & Technology  
  SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATES

DATA SHARING
Efforts under way will establish standards for DNA microarray data.

BIOLOGICAL CLOCKS
Three cyanobacteria protein structures lead toward an understanding of cell timekeeping.

 
 
 

  ACS NEWS  
 

228TH ACS NATIONAL MEETING TECHNICAL PROGRAM AND EXPOSITION
Highlights, listing of technical presentations, and description of exhibitors in Philadelphia, Aug. 22–26.

DIPLOMATIC SCIENCE
State Department seeks help in improving science literacy among foreign service officers.

COMMENT
GRADUATE EDUCATION FOCUS AT PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL MEETING

 
 
 

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