The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath

“This year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry awards research into one of life’s most important processes: the ribosome’s translation of DNA information into life. Ribosomes produce proteins, which in turn control the chemistry in all living organisms. There are DNA molecules inside every cell of all organisms. These molecules contain the blueprints for how a human being, a plant or a bacterium, looks and functions.” More…