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Assembly line inspection

Many of the biochemical events that occur in a cell are performed by huge complexes of proteins and nucleic acids. A cunning approach promises to show how the components convene to make a functioning ‘machine’.

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Figure 1: Tracking assembly of the 30S ribosome in real time.

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Woodson, S. Assembly line inspection. Nature 438, 566–567 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/438566a

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