TITLE

Chemists fight cancer without felling trees

AUTHOR(S)
Shannon, C.
PUB. DATE
May 1992
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/2/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1819, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the announcement by several groups of chemists on the progress of making a synthetic form of taxol. One of them could be available by the end of the year; Types of cancer taxol is used for; The process involved; Disputes with environmentalists concerning the natural gathering of taxol through centuries-old trees; Escagenetics' creation of taxol in vats of cultured plants; More.
ACCESSION #
9206011149

 

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