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Drugging RNA

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Some medicinal chemists have changed their focus from proteins to target RNA, finds Rachel Brazil 

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The hellish chemistry of Venus’ atmosphere

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The potential presence of phosphine on Venus is only the latest twist in the strange chemistry of our planetary neighbour, finds Clare Sansom

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Marking the Anthropocene

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The idea that we’re in a human-influenced geological epoch is gaining traction, but how will future geologists measure it? Rachel Brazil finds out

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DNA machines get a move on

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Devices made from nucleic acids are starting to find their feet, says Nina Notman

2020: the year the world changed

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Andy Extance discovers how scientists around the world have responded to the pandemic, working on solutions from drugs and vaccines to hand sanitiser and PPE

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  • The science of the perfect cake

  • How Crispr went from niche to Nobel

  • Using ions to connect life to machines

  • Ammonia synthesis goes electric

  • The complex chemistry of fire

  • Supporting the chemistry community

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2020: the year the world changed

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Andy Extance discovers how scientists around the world have responded to the pandemic, working on solutions from drugs and vaccines to hand sanitiser and PPE

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Sustainable Covid-19 protection

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Discarding our pandemic face masks could be an environmental disaster. Clare Sansom looks at the alternatives