Leonard Lerman Dies

Leonard Lerman, a molecular biologist known for discovering that certain molecules bind to DNA via intercalation, has died, The New York Times reports. Lerman, 87, died of complications from a chronic neurological disease.

His work on intercalation, which he carried out in collaboration with Sydney Brenner and Francis Crick, ultimately helped Brenner and Crick establish the triplet nature of the genetic code.

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