PHYSIOLOGY/MEDICINE: Har Gobind Khorana 1968 - Madison, WI
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N 43° 04.415 W 089° 24.676
16T E 303692 N 4771808
Quick Description: Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for research that was essential to understanding how DNA is translated into proteins. This marker is located on the campus of University of Wisconsin.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2008 1:15:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM4YNQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The marker reads:
"FIRST CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF A GENE

Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1968 for research that was essential to understanding how DNA is translated into proteins. His work at the Institute for Enzyme Research completed the puzzle of which particular nucleic acid sequences code for each of the twenty-one amino acids that make up all proteins. He was also the first person to synthesize a gene chemically."
Field of Accomplishment: Physiology/Medicine

Year of Award: 1968

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