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First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
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By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
1. First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene Marker
Inscription. Biochemist Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1968 for research that was essential to understanding how DNA is translated into proteins. His work at the Institute for Enzyme Research completed the puzzle of which particular nucleic acid sequences code for each of the twenty-two amino acids that make up all proteins. He was also the first person to synthesize a gene chemically.

This marker is made possible by a grant from the UW Foundation
 
Erected 2001 by UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.412′ N, 89° 24.651′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and Babcock Drive, on the right when traveling west on University Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is in front of the Biochemistry Building on the UW-Madison campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 Henry Mall, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Controlling Blood Clotting (within shouting distance of this marker); Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia (within shouting distance
First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
2. First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene Marker
The marker is in front of the Biochemistry Building, in the middle foreground of this photo.
of this marker); Eliminating Pellagra (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovery of Vitamins A and B (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneering Human Genetics (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneering Bacterial Genetics (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vitamin D Production Ends Rickets (about 500 feet away); The Nurses Dormitory (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a series commemorating the sesquicentennial of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
Categories. EducationScience & Medicine
 
First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
3. First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene Marker
Another view of the marker in front of the Biochemistry Building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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