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Dr. Nirenberg, Nobel Prize Winner, One of 5 Lasker Award Winners

Dr. Marshall W. Nirenberg, 41-year-old molecular biologist who shared this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine, was one of five winners of this year’s Lasker Medical Research Awards. The awards will be presented here at ceremonies tomorrow. Dr. Nirenberg, chief of the laboratory of Biochemical Genetics at the National Heart Institute, won the Nobel award with Dr. H. Gobind Khorana for their work in elucidating the genetic code. The two scientists also shared the $25,000 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize last month for outstanding research in biochemistry. The announcement of the Lasker $10,000 Awards was made by Mrs. Albert D. Lasker, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.

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