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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

We may soon have detailed images of life’s complex machineries in atomic resolution. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 is awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules. This method has moved biochemistry into a new era.

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Need for speed makes genome editing efficient, if not betterNeed for speed makes genome editing efficient, if not better
October 17
Rice University researchers have developed a computational model to quantify the mechanism by which CRISPR-Cas9 proteins find their genome-editing targets.

 

Long nanotubes make strong fibersLong nanotubes make strong fibers
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Rice U. study: Vibrating nanoparticles interactRice U. study: Vibrating nanoparticles interact
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Rice U. lab surprised by ultraflat magnetsRice U. lab surprised by ultraflat magnets
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