What scientist was born on today's date?

March 24
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John Cowdery Kendrew (Physics, Biochemistry)
Birthday: 1917, Oxford, England
John Cowdery Kendrew was a molecular biologist. He used X-ray crystallography to formulate the first three dimensional description of the protein myoglobin. For this achievement he shared (with Max Perutz in Cambridge) the 1962 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies of the structure of globular proteins.. He founded the Journal of Molecular Biology in 1959 and published The Thread of Life in 1966.


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