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15/01/2010 American biochemist Marshall W. Nirenberg dies

He was one of the three people who deciphered the genetic code. The other two were Har Gobind Khorana and Robert W. Holley. They were awarded by Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968. Later Nirenberg researched the homogeneous, which work as a coordinate for developing an embryo. He was also interested in neuroscience.

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