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Google Doodle honors biochemist Har Gobind Khora on his birth anniversary

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Google dedicates Doodle on the occasion of 96th birth anniversary of Indian-American scientist Har Gobind Khora.

Khora was a Nobel Prize winner for his work on D and for constructing the first synthetic gene.

Khora was born in a village in Raipur(today Kabirwala in Pakistan) in 1922. His father Ganpat Rai Khora was a taxation clerk and mother Krish Devi Khora.

After completing his bachelor's and masters degree from Lahore University, he was working in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich from 1948–49 , from 1950- 52 he was working in University of Cambridge. Khora moved to Cada in 1952 where he worked at University of British Columbia and started his research. In 1960, Khora moved to University of Wisconsin, Madison and continued his research. His American citizenship was granted in 1966.

In 1968, Khora was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with 2 for "their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis".

Har Gobind Khora passed away in 9 November 2011 in Concord, Massachusetts.

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