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

The doodle on the home page of Google shows the sketch of Dr Khorana on the right side and the logo in its colours modified to depict the RNA chains. Also, the lab scenes have been sketched below the logo.

Dr Khorana (9 January 1922 – 9 November 2011; Born: Raipur / Kabirwala), educated and trained as a biochemist, shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley for research that showed how the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, which carry the genetic code of the cell, control the cell's synthesis of proteins. He has been an alumnus of the University of Liverpool, University of Cambridge and University of Punjab which proudly laud his outstanding research.

Dr Khorana went to America to become its naturalized citizen and received the National Medal of Science. He along with scientist Nirenberg also received the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University.

He had served on the faculty of the University of British Columbia from 1952 to 1960, where he initiated his Nobel Prize winning work. He was also associated with the lead research institutes.

Dr Khorana contributed immensely building different RNA chains with the help of enzymes to be able to produce proteins. The amino acid sequences of these proteins then solved the rest of the puzzle to win the Nobel Prize for him.

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