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The Cinderella Molecule

Steven Shapin: Solving the Ribosome, 24 January 2019

Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome 
by Venki Ramakrishnan.
Oneworld, 272 pp., £20, September 2018, 978 1 78607 436 2
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... structure of the ribosome, each atom in its proper place. This is where Venkatraman Ramakrishnan comes into the story. Born in Tamil Nadu, he took a degree in physics at university in Gujarat in the year he turned 19, then left India to do his doctoral work at an unexceptional university in the American Midwest. ...

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