Har Gobind Khorana, Alfred Sloan Professor of Biology and Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Donald S. Fredrickson, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are shaking hands while holding the NIH lecture award. (1978)
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In 1960, Khorana went to the United States where he proved the triplet DNA code and synthesized a gene in a test tube. When he earned a Nobel Prize for medicine in 1968, he pointed out the importance of the Vancouver work and acknowledged three scientists, all at the University of British Columbia.