Biological SCENE

The Biological SCENE is an up-to-the-minute collection of news about research and business at the interface of chemistry and biology, including coverage of biotechnology, molecular medicine, biophysics, chemical biology, neuroscience, natural products, enzymology, and structural biology.

Stay Up To Date

Subscribe to the Biological SCENE RSS feed here

Subscribe to C&EN's weekly newsletter here. See the recent issue.

March 18, 2018

Polymer chain wraps up proteins to keep them stable

Methacrylate heteropolymer makes proteins comfortable in solvents they don’t normally like

March 1, 2018

Evolved enzymes serve up diverse cyclopropanes

Heme proteins make all possible isomers of prized 3-membered rings

February 28, 2018

Improving a plastic-degrading enzyme for better PET recycling

Adding sugars to a cutinase enzyme makes it more effective at breaking down polyethylene terephthalate

February 26, 2018

Peering into the minds of small mammals

Engineered bioluminescent system lets scientists see cells in deep tissue of moving animals

More News