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Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Nobel Prize in Chemistry...
..for the ribosome structure. A magnificent achievement and a beautiful, critical molecular machine. However, too many chemistry prizes have been given for solving structures using X-ray crystallography, rather than for really innovative work developing new fields, methods, or for some astounding discovery.