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Dear Bill,

In your editorial (Vol 5 No 4) you say "Unless you have been hiding under a rock you know that the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was for studies elucidating the structure and function of adenosine triphosphate."

Have I missed something or have you been at the whisky/whiskey? The structure of ATP was indeed determined in Cambridge, but it was many years ago (Nature, (1970), vol 225, 333-336) and not at the MRC. Did the Nobel Committee make a mistake?

Neil Isaacs, U. of Glasgow, UK

Dear Neil

He who opens a can of worms may have to eat crow. I should have written "the structure and function of ATP synthetase".