Google Doodle glorifies DNA researcher Har Gobind Khorana on his birthday


Khorana was born in 1922.

The internet search engine and technology giant Google marks Noble prize victor Indian American scientist Har Gobind Khorana's 96th birth anniversary with a sketch doodle.

Nobel prize victor, Dr. Khorana obtained a degree in Punjab University in Lahore and lived in British India till 1945.

The words code instructions for arranging amino acids, the basic units of proteins. "His accomplishments didn't stop there".

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The research which make him prominent personality in science was construction of the world first artificial gene.

Khorana was honoured with several awards in his lifetime including the National Medal of Science.

Speaking on the doodle, Google said: "Bangalore-based illustrator Rohan Dahotre drew today's Doodle, which celebrates Dr. Khorana's pioneering work in understanding our DNA".

Explained, "Four years after winning the Nobel Prize, Khorana succeeded in synthesizing the first wholly artificial gene".

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Har Gobind Khorana took his last breath in 2011 in MA at the age of 89. The tiny engineered organism was a massive leap forward, helping launch the biotechnology sector and blazing a trail for scientists looking to manipulate life at its most fundamental levels, including recent work on editing genomes using the CRISPR/Cas9 system.

The pioneering Indian American biochemist died of natural causes in Concord, Massachusetts on November 9, 2011. In 1945, a fellowship from the government of India gave him the opportunity to study overseas.

"Khorana lived in India until 1945, when the award of a Government of India Fellowship made it possible for him to go to England and he studied for a Ph. It was the introduction of Khorana to Western civilization and culture", the Nobel biography says.

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