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Har Gobind Khorana papers

Identifier: MC-0346

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of research and laboratory notebooks relating to DNA research.


  • circa 1970-2006


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Har Gobind Khorana, BSc, M.S., University of the Punjab; PhD, University of Liverpool, 1948, was appointed to the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1970 in the Department of Biology. He shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1968 for investigations of the relationship of nucleic acids and genes in the study of the genetic code. Later research focused on the molecular mechanisms of visual transduction in vertebrate photoreceptor cells.

MIT News Office obituary, 2011


26.2 Cubic Feet (26 record cartons, 1 half manuscript box)

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Revision Statements

  • 2021 July 23: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

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