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      Stumbled across this lovely chart the other day. The core fact most people, including the folks in the “best every world” Panglossian movement (like Pinker) don’t seem to understand, is that even if they were right (questionable), the prosperity we have is based on burning down our house. “Sure is hot! Hottest it’s every been!” […]
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In honor of Dorothy Hodgkin

Google’s doodle of the day honors Dorothy Hodgkin, Nobel prize winner and developer of protein crystallography.  The last year of work before I was laid off was the most fun I ever had.  I spent it working in the structural biology lab, crystallizing and solving kinase proteins.  I had a blast.  It was cut short by a bean counter.

This is the last protein I ever crystallized and solved with my lab partners.  You can find it in the public domain at the RCSB under the kinase name PRPF4b:

Screenshot 2014-05-12 08.10.53

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