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Figure 3
Crystallography played a crucial role in the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) thanks to the interpretation of the X-ray diffraction images carried out by Rosalind Franklin. X-ray crystallography continues to reveal the structure of many other biological molecules, more and more complex all the time, which helps us to discover the mystery of life. Do you know how the understanding of the structures of these macromolecules has been achieved? Have you ever wondered why in biomedicine it is important to understand the relation between the structure and the function that biomolecules have?

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