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Peter Seeberger

Taming vaccines with chemistry

By Anthony King

Vaxxilon aims to simplify vaccine development by replacing biological components with well-defined synthetic molecules

prof saiful islam

The Christmas lecturer

Saiful Islam reveals his plan to energise young minds at the Royal Institution

Yuri Oganessian

What it takes to make a new element


Yuri Oganessian tells us how nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson were made

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Chemistry World science communication competition

Our science communication competition

Our 2017 sci-comm competition looks at chemistry where you live


Matt Gunther filling out the Chemistry World crossword

March 2017 puzzles

1 March 2017

Download the puzzles from the March print issue of Chemistry World


CRISPR-Cas9 tool used for gene editing conceptual image - Index

Fears that gene-editing cancer trials are premature

Warnings from geneticists that Crispr trial failures could knock promising technique’s prospects

Gene manipulation, designer baby concept artwork

Should we allow 'genetic vaccination' with Crispr?

Gene editing could wipe out diseases such as AIDS – but the risks can’t be ignored


Integrity rules ‘well received’ by researchers

Progress report on concordat on research ethics broadly supportive of actions taken so far


Bristol Uni evacuation

Investigation reveals missteps by student who unwittingly made explosive

University of Bristol will tighten up on safety for certain reactions after accidental synthesis of triacetone triperoxide

Bristol Uni evacuation

Chemistry department evacuated after student accidentally makes explosive

Reports claim TATP synthesised by mistake at the University of Bristol

University of Hawaii, manoa campus in Honolulu - building closed following lab explosion

Injured postdoc sues University of Hawaii over lab explosion

Researcher received dangerous research equipment and requests for safety training were ignored, her lawyers argue