The year in new drugs

FDA approvals hit a 20-year high in 2017, with cancer and rare-disease drugs dominating the list of new medicines

Can synthetic horns and tusks offer hope against poachers?

Some researchers think lab-grown rhinoceros and elephant mimics could dampen illegal hunting, but conservationists disagree

What’s sunless tanner, and how does it impart that faux glow?

1 simple molecule holds the key to keeping a tan year-round

Europe tackles plastics waste

New strategy targets a step change in packaging recycling

Sunken oil tanker threatens fisheries and marine life in East China Sea

Volatile, ultralight oil payload could dissipate quickly, while ship’s fuel may persist

Deals for Juno and Bioverativ put CAR-T and hemophilia in spotlight

Celgene to get CAR T-cell immunotherapy maker Juno; Sanofi to acquire hemophilia-focused Bioverativ

3-D-printed reactors construct complex small molecules

Approach aims to standardize chemical synthesis so anyone can do it

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