Missed opportunities in crystallography

@article{Dauter2014MissedOI,
  title={Missed opportunities in crystallography},
  author={Zbigniew Dauter and Mariusz Jask{\'o}lski},
  journal={The FEBS Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={281}
}
Scrutinized from the perspective of time, the giants in the history of crystallography more than once missed a nearly obvious chance to make another great discovery, or went in the wrong direction. This review analyzes such missed opportunities focusing on macromolecular crystallographers (using Perutz, Pauling, Franklin as examples), although cases of particular historical (Kepler), methodological (Laue, Patterson) or structural (Pauling, Ramachandran) relevance are also described. Linus… 
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