Har Gobind Khorana Google doodle celebrates first chemist to construct a synthetic gene

Har Gobind Khorana Google doodle celebrates first chemist to construct a synthetic gene

Google is marking what would have been Har Gobind Khorana’s 96th birthday with a doodle to celebrate the Nobel Prize winner’s accomplishments in the field of biochemistry.

Born in Raipur, Pakistan, on this date in 1922, Dr. Khorana was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 while researching nucleotides at the University of Wisconsin. He and a team of researchers received the award after discovering how the order of nucleotides in our DNA determines which amino acids are built and in turn, form the proteins that carry out cell functions.

“Dr. Khorana made a second scientific breakthrough when he…

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