Frederick Sanger; Father of DNA Sequencing, Winner of Two Nobel Prizes, Dies at the Age of 95.

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Fred Sanger, who was awarded with two Nobel Prizes for his work in DNA and protein sequencing, died yesterday.

He won the first Nobel prize for determining the complete amino acid sequence of insulin. In 1980, 22 years later, the committee  awarded him the prize in Chemistry for discovering a method to determine the DNA sequence -known as Sanger Sequencing-. He is one of only three scientists, who were awarded with two Nobel Prizes along with Marie Curie (Phyiscs 1903, Chemistry 1911) and John Bardeen (Physics 1956, 1972).

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