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Died legendary scientist

October 27 2007

In the U.S., at Stanford, at the age of 89 years died a famous scientist, a biochemist and Nobel laureate Arthur Kornberg in 1959. His work had a huge impact - it was first synthesized by the structure of DNA in vitro.

Arthur Kornberg was born in Brooklyn in 1918. In 1941 he received a medical degree at the University of Rochester. After several years working at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda in 1953, he became head of the department of microbiology at George Washington University in St. Louis, Montana. Since 1959, Kornberg was professor of biochemistry department at Stanford University.

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of Kornberg received the mechanisms of the biological synthesis of ribonucleic and deoxyribonucleic acids. He studied the polymerization process, isolated and purified DNA polymerase, and then synthesizing the structure of DNA in vitro - ie, in vitro.

Currently, the scientist continued by his son Roger, who in 2006 also received the Nobel Prize. About this transmits Reuters.

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