Google Doodle pays tribute to Har Gobind Khorana on his 96th birthday

NEW DELHI: Har Gobind Khorana, an Indian American biochemist, was known for his research that showed the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, which carry the genetic code of the cell that control the cell's synthesis of proteins. Khorana was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley in 1968. Today, on his birth anniversary, Google paid tribute to the scientific genius with its doodle showing a sketch of him at his lab.

Born in 1922 in Raipur, British India, Khurana, the child of a patwari (village clerk) was the youngest of five children. Khurana, an alumni of University of Liverpool and University of Cambridge, also studied at the University of Punjab.

 

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