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In the early days of biochemistry, the old scientific craving to simplify, to unify, to jam every part of the universe into the same neat model, was still alive and kicking. Aristotle had his Four Elements; Hippocrates his humours; countless … Continue reading protein, n. : from πρωτεῖος (prōteîos), ‘primary’, or ‘of the first rank’