Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions (GC/CS) is an ambitious project, launched by ACS in 2008, to identify the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges, and explore the solutions emerging from chemistry.
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Updated constantly, this website and podcast, available on iTunes, monitors scientific developments and breakthroughs in the global struggle for sustainability. GC/CS is an ongoing saga of chemistry for life — chemistry that truly matters.
June 10, 2013
Some people may joke about living on caffeine, but scientists now have genetically engineered E. coli bacteria to do that — literally. Their report in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology describes bacteria being “addicted” to caffeine in a way that promises practical uses ranging from decontamination of wastewater to bioproduction of medications for asthma. More »
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