(1939 - )
Sidney Altman was born in Montreal, Canada in 1939. A Molecular Biologist, he shared a 1989 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Thomas Cech for simultaneously discovering that RNA molecules could reorganize themselves without enzymes, and directly affect chemical reactions within cells. His work advanced knowledge of how genetic data is transferred, and how the body's defenses can be strengthened against viral attack.
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