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Microbes both of and out of this world

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As more opioids go down the drain, scientists are tracking them in the environment

Researchers have begun sampling water and sediment to understand the extent of the problem

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Farming a flower to help fragrance last longer

North Carolina’s clary sage crop protects a perfume’s last drop

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How perfumers walk the fine line between natural and synthetic

Consumers are looking for natural scents; fragrance firms just want to be more sustainable

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Lilly recruits Avidity Biosciences to develop antibody-oligonucleotide conjugates

Avidity’s technology will help the duo get RNA therapies to immune cells

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Rescued from a war zone, an Iraqi chemist finds a future in pharma

A scholarship led Firas Jumaah to graduate studies at Lund University, which then saved him and his family from Islamic State militants

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Wacker seeks help from biotech

Softening chemical markets encourage German giant to grow through biochemistry

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Making synthetic polymers inside cells

Intracellular polymerization could lead to long-lasting fluorescent cell-tracking probes

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Structure of plastic-munching enzyme MHETase solved

Mutations could move plastics biorecycling a step forward

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US FDA finalizes hand sanitizer rule

Agency seeks more data on 3 active ingredients, bans 28 others

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