This Day in Jewish History 1927: Nobelist Who Cracked DNA-protein Code Is Born

Few came to the lecture by unknown scientist Marshall Nirenberg, then the scientific world learned of his breakthrough discovery and went wild.

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April 10, 1927, is the birthdate of Marshall Warren Nirenberg, the soft-spoken biochemist who startled the scientific world in 1961 when he revealed that he had deciphered the code by which cells produce...