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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968

For their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis
Name - Robert W. Holley
Date of birth - January 28, 1922
Institutions - Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA
Country - USA

Description - Robert William Holley was an American biochemist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 for describing the structure of alanine transfer RNA, linking DNA and protein synthesis.


Name - Har Gobind Khorana
Date of birth - January 9, 1922
Institutions - Cornell University Ithaca, NY, USA
Country - USA

Description - Har Gobind Khorana, or Hargobind Khorana is an Indian American molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 for his work on the interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.


Name - Marshall W. Nirenberg
Date of birth - April 10, 1927
Institutions - National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD, USA
Country - USA

Description - Marshall Warren Nirenberg was an American 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.