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  • 0418CW - Green Chemistry Feature - opening schematic - Index
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    Solvents and sustainability

    13 April 2018

    Organic solvents make up a huge part of the waste from the chemical industry. Clare Sansom looks at efforts to reduce the loss or replace them entirely

  • Ikea-style manual for step by step gene synthesis
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    Step-by-step synthesis of DNA

    6 April 2018

    Andy Extance discovers how scientists are delivering the extremely accurate DNA chemistry and biochemistry needed to make genes – and even genomes

  • Protein folding origami concept illustration
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    Go with the fold

    30 March 2018

    From a seemingly impossible problem a few years ago, some researchers think that predicting the folded structures of protein could be solved pretty soon. James Mitchell Crow reports

  • Wall painting in Cuba
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    Cuba: socialism, cigars and biotech

    16 March 2018

    Nina Notman learns how biotechnology could potentially overtake cigars as Cuba’s most famous export

  • Aerial view of ORNL main campus
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    Oak Ridge at 75

    16 March 2018

    As Oak Ridge National Laboratory celebrates its 75th anniversary, Kit Chapman visits the birthplace of the atomic age

  • 0318CW - Microbiome Feature - Gut microbiome illustration concept - Index
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    The chemistry of the microbiome

    9 March 2018

    Our gut bacteria are carrying out chemistry on our behalf, but without us knowing much about it. Now, scientists are starting to examine their enzymes

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    The antibiotic countdown

    2 March 2018

    Where are the next generation of antibiotics going to come from? Clare Sansom looks at the pipeline

  • Solar plant near Beijing, China
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    Renewable energy in China

    23 February 2018

    Huge investments and cutting-edge research are helping China to pioneer innovations in clean energy technologies, reports Mark Peplow

  • 0318CW - Artificial blood feature - Blood bag, abstract - Index
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    Artificial blood

    16 February 2018

    Nina Notman reports on progress towards products that can, when necessary, replace donor red blood cells

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    Watching molecular movies

    9 February 2018

    Rachel Brazil goes behind the scenes of molecular film sets