First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene - Madison Wisconsin
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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: 1/18/2009 4:48:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM5KGR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
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Long Description:
The marker reads:
"College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

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.

This marker made possible by a grant by the UW Foundation"
Group that erected the marker: University of Wisconsin - Madison

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
1550 University Ave.
Madison, WI USA
53706


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