This time last year I did a review of research news of 2006, and as that turned out to be great fun, I did it again this year.
On page 26 of the current issue of Chemistry + Industry, you'll find my take on:
* genomes ranging from those of Watson and Venter through to the grapevine;
* chemistry in outer space;
* winding back the development clock;
* ... and immortality, of course.
Also, in the same issue, a book review of the tome: Nanoscopic Materials -- size-dependent phenomena. Enjoy!