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3D printout: molecular structure of a ribosome

A machine that makes machines: The Ribosome. Quite a lot of a cell’s energy is spent on manufacturing proteins, using one of the largest, most complex bits of machinery we have: the ribosome. The ribosome works a bit like a knitting machine, taking in long strands of nucleotides and translating them into bespoke proteins.

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