John Cornforth Dies

John Cornforth, who shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has died, according to the New York Times. He was 96. Cornforth received the Nobel "for his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalyzed reactions." In particular, he focused on the role of enzymes in cholesterol productions.

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