Question Time

The Reddit commentariat is a tough crowd — even, it turns out, for a Nobel laureate.

Randy Schekman, who shared this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on cell transport, took to the website yesterday for an "Ask Me Anything" session, subjecting himself to slings and arrows of the Reddit crowd.

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