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Google Doodle glorifies DNA researcher Har Gobind Khorana on his birthday

09 January 2018, 08:13 | Melissa Porter

Google Doodle glorifies DNA researcher Har Gobind Khorana on his birthday

Google Doodle salutes Nobel laureate Har Gobind Khorana on his 96th birth anniversary

Google on Tuesday marked the 96th birth anniversary of Indian-American Nobel Prize-holder and biochemist Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, with a honest doodle. "Fewer than five years later, Dr. Khorana made a second scientific breakthrough when he constructed the first synthetic gene", Google wrote.

The internet search engine and technology giant Google marks Noble prize victor Indian American scientist Har Gobind Khorana's 96th birth anniversary with a sketch doodle.

According to the Nobel Prize biography for Khorana, he was "born of Hindu parents in Raipur, a little village in Punjab, which is now part of eastern Pakistan". In 1960, Dr. Khorana shifted to the Institute for Enzyme Research at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Khorana then spent time at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich with Professor Vladimir Prelog, returned to India for a brief period and then back to England where his interest in proteins and nucleic acids came to fruition in Cambridge. There, he decoded how cells read the language of RNA written in structures represented by the letters A, C, U, and G. He did this by using enzymes to create sequences of these letters.

The words code instructions for arranging amino acids, the basic units of proteins. He received the Noble Prize in 1968 for Physiology or Medicine. Khorana was also the first scientist to chemically synthesize oligonucleotides.

Har Gobind Khorana took his last breath in 2011 in MA at the age of 89. In 1978 Dr. Khorana was elected as Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

Google doodle on Har Gobind Khorana.

In 2011 He passed away at age of 89 in Concord, Massachusetts.

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