Nobel Prize winner Marshall Nirenberg dead at 82
Marshall Nirenberg, a scientist whose work untangling fundamental genetic processes earned him a Nobel Prize, has died. He was 82.
Nirenberg died of cancer Jan. 15 in New York City, his sister Joan Geiger said.
In 1961, Nirenberg and a colleague conducted an experiment that showed how the genetic information contained in DNA is translated into the protein molecules in cells.
His work earned him a share of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1968.
-- Associated Press
Photo: Marshall Nirenberg in 1968, the year he won the Nobel Prize. Credit: Associated Press