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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 214,319 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Marshall Warren Nirenberg is the 79th most popular chemist (up from 97th in 2019), the 607th most popular biography from United States (up from 761st in 2019) and the 11th 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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Among chemists, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 79 out of 509Before him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Gilbert N. Lewis, Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, and Joseph Proust. After him are Hermann Staudinger, Michel Eugène Chevreul, Karl Ziegler, Johann Rudolf Glauber, Konrad Emil Bloch, and Odd Hassel.

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Among people born in 1927, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 25Before him are Niklas Luhmann, Albert Uderzo, Juliette Gréco, Margaret Keane, Maurice Béjart, and Janet Leigh. After him are Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Martin Lewis Perl, Don Shirley, Robert Ludlum, Hubert de Givenchy, and Robert Hossein. Among people deceased in 2010, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 15Before him are Benoit Mandelbrot, Zecharia Sitchin, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Claude Chabrol, Dennis Hopper, and Bobby Farrell. After him are Gennady Yanayev, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Maurice Allais, Georges Charpak, and Alois Brunner.

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Among people born in United States, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 607 out of 18,182Before him are John Glenn (1921), Michael Landon (1936), Louis Zamperini (1917), Sean Penn (1960), Janet Leigh (1927), and Nat King Cole (1919). After him are Jared Diamond (1937), Burt Reynolds (1936), Theodore Dreiser (1871), William T. G. Morton (1819), Philip Zimbardo (1933), and Jack Kilby (1923).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 11Before him are Melvin Calvin (1911), Kary Mullis (1944), Irving Langmuir (1881), John Howard Northrop (1891), Theodore William Richards (1868), and Gilbert N. Lewis (1875). After him are Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Harold Urey (1893), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Willard Libby (1908), James B. Sumner (1887), and Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904).