Chemists hope to automatically synthesize and develop future drugs, materials, etc.

08/16/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href="">Mark Peplow</a> -<br><br>The race is on to build a machine that can synthesize any organic compound. It could transform chemistry.<br><br>In faded photographs from the 1960s, organic-chemistry laboratories look like an alchemist's paradise. Bottles of reagents line the shelves; glassware blooms from racks of wooden pegs; and scientists stoop over the bench as they busily build molecules.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON NATURE</a>