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Sidney Brenner, who helped decipher the genetic code, dies in 92
Sydney Brenner, Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code and whose research on roundworms, which caused a new field of research in human diseases, died. He was 92 years old.
The California Salt Institute for Biological Research, where Brenner spent part of his seventy-year career, said he had died in Singapore on the same day.
He will be mentioned forever for his brilliant discoveries, which have opened a new era of science and a new generation of scientists ", – said a biologist from the Institute Ronald Evans.
Brenner shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2002 for his contribution to work, revealing how genes control cell division. He and his two colleagues, John Swultson and Robert Horvitz, traced a transparent worm, known as C. elegans, to determine how cells divide and create something new.
Conclusions on programmed cell death have been key to understanding how cancer develops and laying bases to make C. elegans the main model body in the study.
His most important contribution to science, however, was the work he had done with Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA, and others to determine the genetic code. In 1961, they demonstrated that DNA consists of a series of three nucleotides, called codons that encode the amino acids that make up the protein.
He also helped open the sent RNA, a molecule that controls the production of amino acids in the cell.
Born in South Africa in 1927. Later he joined Cambridge University and for 20 years he shared office with Crick.