Who Is Har Gobind Khorana? Google Doodle Honors Indian-American Biochemist
10 January, 2018, 00:41 | Author: Bridget Leonard
Uncertain of his own birthdate (he guessed it was January 9), Khorana was the fifth child born to a Hindu family in 1922 in Raipur, a 100-person village in the Punjab region of what is now Pakistan.
"Together, they discovered that the order of nucleotides in our DNA determines which amino acids are built". The image leads to a search for "Har Gobind Khorana" and includes the usual sharing icon to post the doodle on social pages or send via email. Taught by his father to read and write, he rose up to become a Nobel Laureate and the first person to construct an artificial gene.
His Nobel in Physiology or Medicine came in 1968, while he was at the University of Wisconsin, and he was jointly awarded with colleagues working independently, Robert Holley and Marshall Nirenberg.
Khorana's first major breakthrough, for which he was awarded the Nobel, was for decoding the genetic alphabet and demystifying its role in protein synthesis. His actual date of birth is unknown but is shown in documents as January 9, 1922. He died in November 2011. "Dr. Khorana conducted research at universities in England, Switzerland, and Canada, and it was at the University of Wisconsin that he and two fellow researchers received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968", Google noted. Khorana was an expert on the chemical synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids.
-Married to Swiss Esther Elizabeth Sibler, Khorana's biography praised Sibler for bringing a "consistent sense of purpose.at a time when, [Har] Khorana felt out of place everywhere and at home nowhere". He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970, where he would remain until his retirement in 2007.
Khorana lived in many countries throughout his life.
Khorana received scholarships to attend Punjab University where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
In 1945, Dr. Khorana left India to study for his Ph.D.at the University of Liverpool in England. He spent post-doctorate year at a university in Zurich to work with Professor Vladimir Prelog for one year.
Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over what he called the Palestinians' unwillingness to talk peace with Israel. In June, Netanyahu said he had raised the issue with Washington's United Nations envoy Nikki Haley.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette rushed 21 times for 57 yards in a victory over the Bills on Sunday. But receiver Kelvin Benjamin was called for offensive pass interference in the end zone.
Those on the side of net neutrality argue that instead of restoring "internet freedom", these rules expose consumers. Senate Democrats who are trying to force a vote on reinstating net neutrality rules have hit a key milestone.
And, according to the Kensington Palace Instagram account, it was the Duchess of Cambridge who captured this memorable moment. Looks like the toddler princess enjoys horses as much as her great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II .
In the case of Meltdown, Apple says it released mitigations for the exploit in the iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2 and tvOS 11.2 updates . Spectre and Meltdown are serious vulnerabilities that take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU.
It's said that the actor's health has been on the decline since being involved in a serious auto accident about two-years ago. Jerry Van Dyke made his mark as both a stand-up comedian and as an actor in a fascinating career spanning decades of work.
The move means Kmart will have three Louisiana stores: 7000 Veterans Blvd. and 2940 Veterans Blvd.in Metairie and in Lake Charles. Sears never relocated to the thriving Christiana Mall area, although it later opened a store to the north in Concord Mall.
While regretting Ali's presence at the Saeed event, Alhaijaa said the envoy had gone for an Al Quds (Jerusalem) conference. He was recently placed under house arrest for 11 months but was released after a court ruled in his favor.
The Fire Department of NY said it was called there at around 7am (noon GMT) after the blaze was reported on the top floor. The fire was believed under control and no injuries were reported, NBC News reported on Twitter.
A local news gathering agency GNS quoting JeM spokesperson claimed that they have attacked the police party in Sopore. The security forces launched cordon and search operation in the area after the blast but no arrests were made.
Tiger Woods approves of Raiders' hire of Jon Gruden
Wolf has already been linked to Cleveland, but may be intrigued by returning to Oakland and helping the McKenzie and Gruden team. That ended up being Gruden's past year coaching, before serving almost a decade as ESPN's " Monday Night Football " analyst.
Here's What Tommy Wiseau Wanted to Say on Golden Globes Stage
Heading into the Globes, Franco was the favorite to take home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy or Musical. Thanks to James Franco's movie, the two are now living the Hollywood dream that they always wanted almost two decades ago.
Urgent appeal for blood donors in Corby
Power Red donors give a concentrated dose of red blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impact. Many donors have planned to take part in the day's collection with an appointment, but walk-ins also will be taken on Monday.
GoPro Kills Its Karma Drone, Lays Off 250
Woodman told CNBC that he would consider a sale or partnership with another company, though no names were mentioned. Chief executive officer Nicholas Woodman will reduce his 2018 cash compensation to $1.
Trump on Twitter (Jan 2) - Iranian regime, Huma Abedin
And Huma Abedin's intergenerational ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamofascist terrorism have barely begun to be explored. Hilary Clinton calls Comey's announcement as the determining factor that led to her defeat in the elections.