Paul Doty Dies

Biochemist and nuclear arms control activist Paul Doty has died, reports The New York Times. He was 91. Doty founded the biochemistry and molecular biology department at Harvard University, and recruited James Watson there — Watson considered Doty his mentor, the Times adds. In 1960, Doty and his colleague Julius Marmur reported that DNA come apart and be put back together, a finding that "became a foundation of modern molecular biology."

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