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Dorothy Hodgkin and her contributions to biochemistry

Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology volume 4, pages 891896 (2003) | Download Citation

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The components of cells are molecules — non-living structures that are built up of atoms. It was Dorothy Hodgkin's life's work to determine the three-dimensional structures of many biologically important molecules using the relatively new technique of X-ray diffraction. For this pioneering work, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964.

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