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  • The Flightosome

    I got this diagram from Arjun Raj‘s Twitter feed, and I think I enjoy it a bit more every time I see it. Some of that is because it’s a big part of… Read More
  • Watson and Pfizer

    I have wondered several times around here about how (and if) IBM’s Watson platform is going to be able to help out with drug discovery, and it looks like… Read More
  • Nitration Isn’t So Simple

    OK, let’s get physical organic here for a little while. For atat ose outside the field, physical organic chemistry is the branch that studies how and why… Read More
  • David Weininger and Chemical Names

    David Weininger passed on last week, and you probably have to be into chemoinformatics for that name to immediately register. He came up with the SMILES notatio… Read More
  • The Limits of Big Data

    I fear that mentioning the phrase “Big Data” in the first sentence of a blog post will make half the potential readers suddenly remember that they h… Read More
  • Predicting New Reactions

    While working on my talk on robotics and artificial intelligence, I was sent a link to this paper (PDF) which I thought was worth a look. It’s from a team… Read More
  • The Algorithms Are Coming

    I think that every synthetic organic chemist should take a look at this paper in Angewandte Chemie. It’s on the application of computer algorithms to plan… Read More
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