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Nirenberg, Marshall W

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Personal name headingNirenberg, Marshall W.
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Birth date19270410
Death date20100115
Place of birthNew York (N.Y.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
AffiliationNational Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Profession or occupationGeneticists Biochemists Nobel prize winners
Found inNobel Prize celebration in honor of Marshall W. Nirenberg, 1968: credit frame (Marshall W. Nirenberg, chief, Laboratory of Biomedical Genetics, NHI [i.e. NIH])
Washington post, Jan. 18, 2010, via WWW, Jan. 19, 2010 (Marshall W. Nirenberg; b. Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Apr. 10, 1927, New York; d. there Jan. 15 [2010] at 82; National Institutes of Health geneticist)
Wikipedia, Feb. 3, 2015 (Marshall Warren Nirenberg; born April 10, 1927 in New York City; died January 15, 2010 in New York City; biochemist and geneticist. He shared a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Har Gobind Khorana and Robert W. Holley for "breaking the genetic code" and describing how it operates in protein synthesis. In the same year, together with Har Gobind Khorana, he was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. Nirenberg began his postdoctoral work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1957 as a fellow of the American Cancer Society in what was then called the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases. In 1959 he became a research biochemist at the NIH and began to study the steps that relate DNA, RNA and protein. Nirenberg's groundbreaking experiments advanced him to become the head of the Section of Biochemical Genetics in 1962 in the National Heart Institute (now the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute), where he remained a laboratory chief until his death)
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