Chemists fight cancer without felling trees

Shannon, C.
May 1992
New Scientist;5/2/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1819, p19
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.


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