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Focus on forensics

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Thousands of US drug convictions overturned by rogue chemist's actions

Massachusetts forensic chemist’s misconduct has led state district attorneys to dismiss more than 6000 drug sentences

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Misconduct scandal hits UK forensics lab

Thousands of criminal cases may have to be revisited due to botched drug tests

Health

e headquarter of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Canary Wharf, London. After the Brexit,EMA will move to another European city, that will be soon announced.

European drug regulator heads to Amsterdam

Brexit drives EMA to relocate, taking hundreds of jobs and significant expertise away from UK

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Every breath you take

Nina Notman meets the chemists looking to clear the air around indoor air pollution

Woman shopping in a boutique

Cosmetic and perfume sales staff exposed to high phthalate levels

Exposure poses potential risks for pregnant women working in retail

A Doctors Without Borders (MSF), health worker in protective clothing carries a child suspected of having Ebola

Staying one step ahead of the game

Clare Sansom examines the need for agile drug development when tackling emerging viral disease outbreaks

Biology and biotechnology

Food and nutrition

Bottled beer with chemically suitable names

Beer: Music to your taste buds

Andy Extance goes on tour in the UK and Belgium and compares the science behind the different processes used by craft and mass brewers

Swimming underwater in a pool

Acesulfame potassium

A sweet solution to monitoring contaminated water

Worker finding honey

Neonicotinoid pesticide ban backed by the UK

Scientific review confirms that honeybee health is harmed by the pesticides

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