Remembering an RNA and Antisense Pioneer | GenomeWeb

Paul Zamecnik, who co-discovered transfer RNA, died from cancer in late October at the age of 96, according to the New York Times. A molecular biologist, Zamecnik "devised a system for modeling protein synthesis in a test tube, so he could more easily track the steps involved in translating the genetic information encoded in DNA into a chain of amino acids," the article says. Along with Mahlon Hoagland and Mary Stephenson, he discovered the molecule they named transfer RNA in 1956.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

These Geniuses

This Week in Nature

This Week in Science

This Week in PNAS

This Week in Science

This Week in PNAS

In PLOS this week: molecular surveillance of S. Typhi, genome-wide association study of attention in children, and more.

Clinicians look to fold non-medical data into algorithms to predict patients' health, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Connecticut's biotech investment is leading to the building of labs to house new startups, the Associated Press reports.

Craig Venter's Health Nucleus aims to change preventive medicine, according to the Robb Report.