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How a Chemist Looks at RNA

Authors

  • Prof. Thomas R. Cech

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    1. Director, University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Inst. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0596 (USA) http://cechlab.colorado.edu/
    • Director, University of Colorado BioFrontiers Institute, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Inst. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0596 (USA) http://cechlab.colorado.edu/

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Abstract

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RNA, just another starting material? Nobel Laureate Tom Cech shows that with an education steeped in kinetics, thermodynamics, and molecular structure, and armed with the ability to synthesize molecules, the chemist is ideally suited to investigate RNA.

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