Winners in Chemistry

The recipients of the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry are Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz, and Ada Yonath, reports the New York Times. The researchers independently used X-ray crystallography to study the structure of the ribosome and how it translates nucleic acids into proteins. They each also generated 3D models of the process.

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