Robert Holley--1968 Nobel Laureate

Shampo, Marc A.; Kyli, Robert A.; Kyle, Robert A
September 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1102
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The article reports that the 1968 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was shared by 3 scientists, Robert W. Holley, Liar Gobind Khorana and Marshall W. Nirenberg, for research that helped to explain how genetic components of the cell nucleus control the synthesis of proteins. Halley was the first scientist to determine exactly the internal structure of a strand of one of the nucleic acids that helps build protein in living cells according to a genetic master plan. He developed techniques for determining the structure of nucleic acids and determined the complete nucleotide sequence of alanine transfer ribonucleic acid.


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