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The Moment of Truth

Caption: Soon Goo Lee, a doctoral candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, about to click the mouse button to see whether six years of work will pay off and he will be the first to see the structure of a protein no one has ever seen before. The protein is a key enzyme made by a variety of organisms, including Plasmodium falciparum, the protozoan that causes the most lethal form of malaria. This cellphone photo was taken by his adviser, Joseph Jez.

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