Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas Steitz of the US and Israel's Ada Yonath on Wednesday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for their studies on the ribosome, the Nobel jury said.
- Ada Yonath is the fourth woman to win the Nobel Chemistry Prize
- Thomas Steitz
- Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
The trio were honoured for "mapping the ribosome -- one of the cell's most complex machineries -- at the atomic level," it said.
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