NEW YORK (AP) — Three researchers won a Nobel Prize on Wednesday for developing a microscope technique that lets scientists see exquisite details of the molecules that drive life — basically providing a front-row seat to study these tiny performers in their biological dance.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said molecules can be captured down to the level of their atoms, and snapshots can catch them in mid-movement. That can help reveal how they interact.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns is getting back into medicine.
The documentarian has acquired the rights to make author Siddhartha Mukherjee's book on molecular biology, "The Gene: An Intimate History," into a series for PBS. The Washington PBS station, WETA, announced the deal on Thursday, including no public timetable for when it might get on the air.