The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1980

Paul Berg

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Prize share: 1/2

Walter Gilbert

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Prize share: 1/4

Frederick Sanger

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Prize share: 1/4

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1980 was divided, one half awarded to Paul Berg "for his fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA", the other half jointly to Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger "for their contributions concerning the determination of base sequences in nucleic acids."

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