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Har Gobind Khorana
هار گوبند خرانه
Born9 January, 1922
Jaipur, India
Died9 November, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts
NationalityIndia
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Har Gobind Khorana (Sindhi: هار گوبند خرانه) (also known as Hargobind Khorana; 9 January 1922 – 9 November 2011)[1][2] was a biochemist. He shared the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley.

He is from part of a poor family in Jaipur. He worked in Madison, Columbia, and Boston.

Their work was on the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids. Each triplet of nucleotides codes for a particular amino acid. Therefore the nucleic acid sequence controls how proteins are built.

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References

  1. Caruthers, M.; Wells, R. (2011). "Har Gobind Khorana (1922-2011)". Science 334 (6062): 1511. doi:10.1126/science.1217138 . PMID 22174242 . 
  2. Rajbhandary, U. L. (2011). "Har Gobind Khorana (1922–2011)". Nature 480 (7377): 322. doi:10.1038/480322a .