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 185,634 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Marshall Warren Nirenberg is the 97th most popular chemist (up from 99th in 2019), the 761st most popular biography from United States (down from 661st in 2019) and the 13th 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 97 out of 510Before him are Odd Hassel, Paul Hermann Müller, Gilbert N. Lewis, Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Marcellin Berthelot, and Hans von Euler-Chelpin. After him are Heinrich Otto Wieland, Otto Diels, Ernst Chain, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Artturi Ilmari Virtanen.

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Among people born in 1927, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 33Before him are Harry Belafonte, Martin Lewis Perl, Don Shirley, Juliette Gréco, Emmanuelle Riva, and Angelo Sodano. After him are Simone Veil, K. Alex Müller, Hubert de Givenchy, Jerry Stiller, Hugo Pratt, and Gilbert Bécaud. Among people deceased in 2010, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 22Before him are Alois Brunner, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Vasily Smyslov, Georges Charpak, Maurice Allais, and Louise Bourgeois. After him are Jean Simmons, Gennady Yanayev, Dino De Laurentiis, Miep Gies, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, and Henryk Górecki.

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Among people born in United States, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 761 out of 15,968Before him are Lex Barker (1919), Aaron T. Beck (1921), George Foreman (1949), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Stanley Milgram (1933), and Hilary Putnam (1926). After him are George Kennedy (1925), Mel Brooks (1926), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Mark Hamill (1951), Lady Gaga (1986), and Sally Field (1946).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Marshall Warren Nirenberg ranks 13Before him are Melvin Calvin (1911), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Irving Langmuir (1881), Theodore William Richards (1868), John Howard Northrop (1891), and Gilbert N. Lewis (1875). After him are Willard Libby (1908), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), James B. Sumner (1887), Wallace Carothers (1896), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), and Vincent du Vigneaud (1901).