X-Ray Diffraction: Still Beautiful After All These Years

X-Ray Diffraction: Still Beautiful After All These Years

X-Ray Diffraction: Still Beautiful After All These YearsPosted on December 14th, 2012 by Dr. Francis CollinsThis year marks the 100th anniversary of X-ray diffraction technology. More than 85% of the protein structures we know today have been determined via this method. For more information about x-ray diffraction, I recommend Structural Biology Fact Sheet and The Structures of Life: X-ray Crystallography. Here you see the X-ray diffraction image that James Watson and Francis Crick used to decipher the double helix structure of DNA in 1953. After which famous scientist, responsible for the image used by Watson and Crick, is my guitar named?

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