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Harry Noller got shafted by the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Posted in Gallimaufry, Media by YPAA on October 7, 2009

“For studies of the structure and function of the ribosome,” the prize was awarded. Why not Harry Noller then, whose entire illustrious career has focused on the structure and function of the ribosome? That’s bullshit.

Unfortunately this egregious omission by the Nobel Assembly pollutes recognition of momentous work that has taught us so much about what RNA can do.

(Santa Cruz Sentinel article with Harry’s reaction here.)

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