What Molecules Would You Take To A Remote Isle?

In this week’s Newscripts I interviewed the authors of an entertaining article that ran in last month’s Chemistry & Biology, about the five molecules the authors would take to a deserted island. Rather than falling back on the obvious choices, Thomas U. Mayer and Andreas Marx of Germany’s University of Konstanz picked compounds with a cool chemical backstory. Their choices were:

  • FK506
  • cidofovir
  • colchicine
  • Quimi-Hib
  • Gleevec

So now we put it to you- what’d the authors get right? What’d they miss? We’ve created a survey so you can weigh in.Click here to take survey. We’ll post the most interesting results in a week or so. Or just use the comments section.

Author: Carmen Drahl

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