Marshall Warren Nirenberg

April 10th

  • He was an American biochemist who shared with (Robert William Holley and Har Gobind Khorana) the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
  • He was noted for his role in deciphering the genetic code.
  • He demonstrated that, with the exception of “nonsense codons,” each possible triplet (called a codon) of four different kinds of nitrogen.

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