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"It is a very exciting time that could influence almost every aspect of human life, and we want to drive that forward."
J. CRAIG VENTER, FOUNDER, J. CRAIG VENTER INSTITUTEp. 34

July 19, 2010

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Highlights

Cover Story

Filling Nanotech Jobs

Initiatives to educate and employ workers try to find a footing as nanotechnology evolves. (pp. 10-16)

Business

Breaking Tradition In Ireland

Big shifts in the pharmaceutical industry force change on a workhorse chemical manufacturing sector. (pp. 20-24)

Science & Technology

Custom-Made Cells (Member Content)

Synthetic biologists use opposing methods to make microbes with tailored functions. (pp. 34-36)

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News Of The Week

Build Your Own Enzyme Another Force To Stabilize Proteins Upping The Ante

Build Your Own Enzyme p. 5

Biochemistry: Scientists create the first intermolecular Diels-Alderase.

Moving Forward On Algal Biofuels p. 6

Alternative Energy: ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics facility will help optimize algal fuel production.

Final Round Of ARPA-E Grants p. 6

Research: Energy Department issues $92 million in frontier grants.

Another Force To Stabilize Proteins p. 7

Structural Biology: Unappreciated interaction is widespread, research shows.

Battery Demand On The Rise p. 7

Alternative Fuels: Lithium batteries and battery materials get a big boost from electric cars.

Air Products Ups The Ante p. 8

Acquisitions: Industrial gas maker raises takeover offer for Airgas.

Catalysis By Graphene Oxide p. 8

Graphene intermediate makes ketones and aldehydes from alcohols, alkynes, and olefins.

Business

Breaking Tradition In Ireland pp. 20-24

Big shifts in the pharmaceutical industry force change on a workhorse chemical manufacturing sector.

Collaborative Research: Irish Experts Converge On Problems In Pharmaceutical Crystallization pp. 22-23

Making Connections: Irish Universities Team With Industry On Innovation Web Exclusive

Biopharmaceuticals: Opsona Breaks Ground In Ireland With A Little Outside Influence Web Exclusive

Biotech Chemicals pp. 25-26 (Member Content)

Proponents of biobased intermediates get started on plans to compete with petroleum.

Business Concentrates pp. 18-19 (Member Content)

This Week Online

Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist

Inside Grad School

Reel Science recommends "Naturally Obsessed," a documentary following molecular biology students working toward their Ph.D.s. » read more...

Government & Policy

Keeping Drug Disposal Secure pp. 28-29 (Member Content)

Senate hearing highlights confusion over what to do with leftover medicines, barriers to drug take-back programs.

GE Loses Challenge To Superfund Law p. 30 (Member Content)

Appeals court rejects company’s argument that part of law is unconstitutional.

Government & Policy Concentrates p. 27 (Member Content)

ACS News

The Kavli Foundation Sponsors Presidential Lectures At ACS National Meetings p. 42 (Member Content)

People

Obituaries p. 43 (Member Content)

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Science & Technology

Custom-Made Cells pp. 34-36 (Member Content)

Synthetic biologists use opposing methods to make microbes with tailored functions.

Supplementing Knowledge pp. 38-39

Researchers seek to understand safety of botanical dietary supplements.

Science & Technology Concentrates pp. 32-33 (Member Content)

Books

The History Of Weapons Of Terror pp. 40-41

An exploration of the myths and realities of chemical and biological warfare.

Meetings

North American Environmental Field Conference & Exposition p. 42 (Member Content)

2010–11 C&EN Calendar Web Exclusive

C&EN's latest list of meetings and events of interest to those in the chemical community is for July 2010 through June 2011.

The Departments

Letters pp. 3-4

Newscripts p. 48

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