Google doodles on Har Gobind Khorana's 96th birthday

Google doodles on Har Gobind Khorana's 96th birthday

The man who constructed the first synthetic gene and Indian-American Noble Prize victor in Physiology Har Gobind Khorana has been honoured by Google with a doodle. Dr. Khorana was recognized for his all-embracing research on DNA and also for creating the first synthetic gene. He has been an alumnus of the University of Liverpool, University of Cambridge and University of Punjab which proudly laud his outstanding research.

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.

Who was Har Gobind Khorana? He then moved to United Kingdom for a Ph.D.

He had served on the faculty of the University of British Columbia from 1952 to 1960, where he initiated his Nobel Prize winning work.

Khorana, along with no-Nobel recipients Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley, discovered that the order of nucleotides in our DNA determines which amino acids are built.

More news: Kia Niro EV Concept Plugs Into CES

It was at Wisconsin that Khorana along with his colleagues worked out the mechanisms of RNA codes for the synthesis of proteins, which won him the Nobel Prize.

The words code instructions for arranging amino acids, the basic units of proteins.

A career at prominent universities gave Khorana the ability to conduct world-changing research.

Har Gobind Khorana was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan. "In 1972, Khorana was also recognised for the construction of the first artificial gene, while four years later he announced that he had gotten an artificial gene to function within a bacterial cell", the site reports.

In 2011 He passed away at age of 89 in Concord, Massachusetts.

Related Articles

  • Here is why Marcus Mariota's TD pass to himself counted vs. Chiefs

    Here is why Marcus Mariota's TD pass to himself counted vs. Chiefs

    The Titans took the lead for good when Marcus Mariota connected with Eric Decker on a 22-yard TD pass with 6:06 to go in the game. The Chiefs took a 7-0 lead on a one-yard touchdown run by running back Kareem Hunt with 7:37 left in the first quarter.
    Amazon unveils Alexa development kit for mobile accessories

    Amazon unveils Alexa development kit for mobile accessories

    Amazon suggested that being able to make that connection will enable a whole new category of hands-free, voice-activated devices. August brought the launch of the AVS Device SDK , which is designed for Wi-Fi-connected devices looking to leverage Alexa.
    Hot Topics: Gruden returns to Raiders, Oprah glows at Golden Globes

    Hot Topics: Gruden returns to Raiders, Oprah glows at Golden Globes

    Hopes are high for Gruden who lead the Raiders to the playoffs twice when he coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001. According to multiple reports, Jon Gruden is expected to hire Olson as his offensive coordinator in Oakland.
  • LG to showcase its first ever 4K projector at CES 2018

    LG to showcase its first ever 4K projector at CES 2018

    The device can project a 150-inch image with 2,500 lumens of brightness and uses a mirrorless I-shaped engine. Besides, the company latest version of MiniBeam Projector - PF50K will also be showcased at CES 2018 .
    New York City's Pedestrian Deaths Hit Lowest Level Since 1910

    New York City's Pedestrian Deaths Hit Lowest Level Since 1910

    He credited the NYPD with issuing a record number of summonses a year ago for failure to yield to a pedestrian and speeding. De Blasio came to the NYPD's Central Garage in Woodside to thank employees whom he said are making Vision Zero work.
    Chelsea sign Ross Barley from Everton

    Chelsea sign Ross Barley from Everton

    I've played with him and trained with him, so I know what he is capable of and so does everybody else. If you are able to work for the team, the team will then exalt your characteristics.
  • Alabama rides freshman backup QB to wild OT championship win

    Alabama rides freshman backup QB to wild OT championship win

    On Alabama's scoring drive , he completed 5 of 6 passes for 46 yards and a touchdown to fellow freshman Henry Ruggs III . Alabama came from behind Monday to beat Georgia 27-23 in overtime in the college football national championship game.
    Xiaomi VR headset for China could help nail Facebook's goal

    Xiaomi VR headset for China could help nail Facebook's goal

    In fact, the Go and Mi VR Standalone look almost identical save for the logos and slightly different shades of gray. To recap, Oculus Go was announced by Oculus and Facebook previous year for $199 (approximately Rs 12,700).
    Google Would Really like If You Stopped Stealing Its Bicycles

    Google Would Really like If You Stopped Stealing Its Bicycles

    Since installing the Global Positioning System units, Google has reported their Gbikes being taken as far as Mexico and Alaska. Google changed Silicon Valley with its free company bikes that help employees get across its giant corporate campus.
  • Policeman in Washington state shot dead by suspected burglar

    Policeman in Washington state shot dead by suspected burglar

    Sunday while responding to a 911 call for an intruder reported in a house on 200th Street East in the Frederickson area. Trudi and I are saddened and praying for the deputy's young family as they grieve the loss of their husband and father.
    Judge ends case against rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons

    Judge ends case against rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons

    Navarro set a February 26 trial date for four defendants still awaiting trial, including two more Bundy sons, Mel and David. Attorney's Office failed to share that would have been helpful to the defense and could have altered the trial's outcome.
    Say goodbye to M, Facebook's virtual assistant

    Say goodbye to M, Facebook's virtual assistant

    Yeah, at least Facebook didn't fire them all unexpectedly like they did to contractors working on the Trending Topics team. For instance, you could book a table at a restaurant, order flowers, organize your next vacation and more using M.