Marshall Warren Nirenberg

1927 - 2010

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Marshall Warren Nirenberg (April 10, 1927 – January 15, 2010) was an American biochemist and geneticist. He shared a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Har Gobind Khorana and Robert W. Holley for "breaking the genetic code" and describing how it operates in protein synthesis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marshall Warren Nirenberg has received more than 238,104 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Marshall Warren Nirenberg is the 95th most popular chemist (down from 79th in 2019), the 624th most popular biography from United States (down from 607th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Chemist.

Marshall Warren Nirenberg was a biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 for his work on the genetic code.

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Over the past year Marshall Warren Nirenberg has had the most page views in the with 20,757 views, followed by Spanish (5,345), and Chinese (4,233). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (64.43%), Egyptian Arabic (62.22%), and Swahili (59.73%)


Among chemists, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 95 out of 602Before him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Paul Hermann Müller, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Vladimir Prelog, and Leopold Ružička. After him are Katalin Karikó, Karl Ziegler, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Felix Hoffmann, and William Giauque.

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Among people born in 1927, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 27Before him are Janet Leigh, Niklas Luhmann, Harry Belafonte, Simone Veil, Hubert de Givenchy, and Robert Hossein. After him are Gilbert Bécaud, Maurice Béjart, Martin Lewis Perl, Juliette Gréco, John McCarthy, and Rosalynn Carter. Among people deceased in 2010, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 19Before him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Georges Charpak, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Maurice Allais, and Vasily Smyslov. After him are Zecharia Sitchin, Néstor Kirchner, Gennady Yanayev, Francesco Cossiga, Bruno Cremer, and Alois Brunner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 624 out of 20,380Before him are Ruth Benedict (1887), John Irving (1942), Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), George E. Smith (1930), Isaac Singer (1811), and Joan Crawford (1904). After him are Sylvia Earle (1935), William Friedkin (1935), Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921), Harold Ramis (1944), Whoopi Goldberg (1955), and Louisa May Alcott (1832).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 12Before him are Melvin Calvin (1911), Irving Langmuir (1881), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Theodore William Richards (1868), James B. Sumner (1887), and Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893). After him are Stanford Moore (1913), Paul Berg (1926), Harold Urey (1893), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), and Raymond Davis Jr. (1914).