Fact of the Day- Asian Americans in Science (11/3)

Har Gobind Khorana is an Indian biochemist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1968 for her research that showed how nucleotides in nucleic acids control cells' protein synthesis. Khorana and his partner were also awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University that same year. In addition, Khorana was the first to synthesize oligonucleotides which are artificial genes that are used as tools in biotechnology. Khorana received the National Medal of Science in 1987 and is now serving as MIT's Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Biology and Chemistry; he is also on Board of Scientific Governors at The Scripps Research Institute.

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