As Israel passes the 75 year mark, her scientists are impacting human knowledge. Six Israeli chemists have made breakthrough discoveries, earning Nobel prizes in the process. One of them is Ada Yonath. Professor Yonath was born in Jerusalem in 1939, three months before World War II. Her parents had immigrated from Poland just six years previously. We bring you highlights of her story.
But first a tiny digress into the secrets of life that she helped decode.
We have all heard how DNA holds the genetic codes for building our body (and every living thing). But did you know that every one of your 100 trillion cells contains DECODERS to decode DNA gene code segments?
The tiny decoder translates DNA code into building the thousands of protein machines and structures that are knit together to make you!
This decoder is no less than a nano-manufacturing machine. Called the Ribosome, it is vitally important to you and every single living thing, every second. It is 4,000 times smaller than a hair’s width in size, and consists of thousands of atoms...
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