After James Watson and Francis Clark discovered a double helix of the DNA structure, scientists struggled to de-cipher the protein codes that form it. Findings of a renowned American mathematician of Ukrainian descent, George Gamow (born in 1904 in Odesa), played a decisive role in these research, as he proposed a mathematical model and introduced the concept of a genetic code that shapes combinations of amino acides in the DNA molecule.

Vadym Shabatin

Project categories: 50 inventions bestowed by Ukraine to the world


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