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Science  19 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6301, pp. 754-755
DOI: 10.1126/science.aah5367

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Knowledge of three-dimensional (3D) molecular structures is crucial for scientific advances in fields ranging from materials chemistry to medicine. For solar cell materials, human proteins, or new drugs, the revelation of the exact arrangement of atoms and bonds vastly advances understanding of their properties. On page 808 of this issue, Lee et al. (1) report an approach that allows better structural data to be obtained for large, complex organic molecules that are difficult to crystallize on their own.