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Har Gobind Khorana

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Har Gobind Khorana

Born: 9 January 1922

Died: 9 November 2011

He was an Indian American biochemist.

While on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, he shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holleyfor research that showed the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, which carry the genetic code of the cell and control the cell’s synthesis of proteins.

He and Nirenberg were also awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University in the same year.

He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1966[ and received the National Medal of Science in 1987.

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