Thomas Collins
Director of Research
Food Safety and Measurement Facility
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

Sep. 13, 2013

Chemistry Research Roundup

A look at highlights from this week’s American Chemical Society conference.

American Chemical Society, bedbugs, bourbon, whiskey, AIDS, grapefruit, pesticides, paul wender, susan jones, richard p. burlingame, thomas collins

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