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Here's a report from a team at the University of Toronto of a new way to get protein structures - always a welcome development. (There a summary at Technology Review here). It's another application of electron cryomicroscopy, which was the......
Readers might remember a small company called Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, who have had a business plan that goes something like this: take the known small molecule that's used for the rare disease Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome LEMS, 3,4-diaminopyridine. Rebrand...
As you'll have heard, the rumors that CRISPR/Cas9 experiments had been performed on human embryonic tissue have turned out to be true. The recent calls for a temporary moratorium on such work were said to have been prompted by word......

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After reading this piece on Chembark, I find that I have to help defend the whole chem-blogging enterprise. The latest Analytical Chemistry has an editorial from Royce Murray, on the subject. Unfortunately, it sounds like something written several years ago.......
As we approach October, Nobel Speculation Season is upon us again. And Ash is right at Curious Wavefunction - making the predictions gets easier every year, because you get to keep the lists you had from before, with maybe a......
I've had an interesting e-mail from a reader who wants to be signed as "Mrs. McGreevy", and it's comprehensive enough that I'm going to reproduce it in full below. As everyone but the editorial board of C&E; News has noticed,......

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Ever looked at a molecule and thought something was just...off?A little while ago, I browsed through the latest edition of PLoS One, the open science journal. I don't often go there for chemistry publications, but curiosity struck, so I typed, "antibacterial...
R B Woodward and his followers have solved the general problem of organic synthesis. We need to solve the general problem of design and function.Yesterday's post by Derek titled 'The End of Synthesis'  (follow up here) ruffled quite...
Accounts of Chemical Research - located at the "left of your ACS radio dial"- may be as unloved as the random college radio stations one finds there. Yet it somehow seems to be catching fire with the chemistry "It" crowd.Seriously...it's on the left!I'd...