The building blocks of DNA
Posted 26th Oct 2018
One of the key figures in DNA science, Arthur Kornberg, died on this day in 2007. He and his wife Sylvy Ruth Levy worked on how DNA is built up from simpler molecules and then isolated the first DNA polymerising enzyme.
Thanks to this work and that of many other scientists we are able to illustrate the DNA sequence in our models, as shown here in the Orbit Proview DNA Model 0125.
He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 for his discovery of "the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)" together with Dr. Severo Ochoa of New York University.
He had many interests in the field of biochemistry, researching enzyme chemistry and studying the nucleic acids which control heredity in animals, plants, viruses and bacteria.