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Derek Lowe

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Targeting rare diseases

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Is working on genetic mutations that affect only a few in every thousand people risky?

Insulin hormone molecule illustration

Rise of the biologics

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Antibodies, RNA and gene therapy don’t necessarily compete with small molecule drugs – and they all rely on chemistry

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An opportunity ignored

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Dismissing ideas that were ‘not invented here’ is like walking past a $100 bill

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Make room for randomness in drug development

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Setting free the dark horses sometimes beats the most rational planning

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Philip Ball

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The preprint proposition

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ChemRxiv could be a golden opportunity if we embrace it

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Isn't it ironic?

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What has rhetoric ever done for us, asks Philip Ball

Nobel prize medal

Does the Nobel prize still matter?

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Outmoded, capricious and burdened with obligations – so why does everybody want one?

0917CW - The Crucible - 3D periodic table

A 3D periodic table?

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Molecular frameworks could offer whole new perspectives on our chemical world

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Raychelle Burks

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The murderers who dress to kill

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Clothing that is literally to die for

Ancient Italy - Ovid Banished from Rome, J. M. W. Turner, 1838

The great art forgery blunder

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Indian yellow is a pigment often used to spot fake art. But what if the reference standard was wrong?

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