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Google honours Nobel laureate Har Gobind Khorana with a doodle

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Tuesday celebrated the 96th birth with a doodle.

The shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with and for research that showed how the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, which carry the of the cell, control the cell's synthesis of proteins.

Dr. Khorana was born in 1922 as the youngest of five children. His father instilled the importance of learning by helping his children to read and write, which wasn't common for villagers at the time.

Scholarships helped propel the through his scholastic journey, obtaining his doctorate in organic chemistry in 1948.

He also conducted research at universities in England, Switzerland, and Canada, and it was at the University of that he and two fellow researchers received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968.

Dr. Khorana is also renowned for constructing the first synthetic gene and received a multitude of awards during his lifetime, including the National Medal of

Alumni of University of Liverpool, and University of Punjab, he dedicated his life to education, and research.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 10:35 IST