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The 2017 Nobel Prize in has gone to three scientists for their on photographing molecules. Professors Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson will share the $1,090,000 . They developed a way of taking photos of molecules. Molecules are the very building blocks that make up the cells in our . Everything and everyone is made of molecules. The three chemists developed a called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This allows scientists to zoom in to new levels. Scientists can now see in our bodies that we have never seen before. They can see how the building of life move.

The Nobel Prize said the new cryo-EM technique will change science . It said the technique has "moved biochemistry into a new ". The Nobel chairperson said: "Soon, there will be no more . Now we can see the intricate details of the biomolecules in every of our cells and every drop of our body fluids. We can understand how they are built and how they act and how they work in large communities. We are facing a in biochemistry." Professor Frank said the uses for the technique were "immense". Cryo-EM will mean scientists can look at the building blocks of . This means we will find for many diseases.

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