Thomas Cech and Sidney Altman discovered that RNA can have enzymatic activities. For this discovery, they shared the 1989 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Stanley Miller and Harold Urey demonstrate that organic molecules can be synthesized under prebiotic conditions, and Thomas Cech and Sidney Altman show that RNA can have enzymatic activities.
Thomas Cech became president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute on January 1, 2000.
RNA was the first genetic molecule.
Sidney Altmann, 1989.
Thomas Cech talks about finding catalytic RNA or ribozymes.
Sidney Altmann with one of his graduate students, 1990.
Doctor Thomas Insel points out that while the human genome project is largely complete, the real challenge lies in figuring out the function of each gene.
Thomas Sargent, 1983.
Development balances cell growth and death.