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Alexander Rich 1924–2015

Nature Biotechnology volume 33, pages 593598 (2015) | Download Citation

One of molecular biology's intellectual leaders, Alex Rich made fundamental discoveries concerning nucleic acids and ribosomes, which served not only as a foundation for modern biology but also spurred the field of biotechnology.

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Acknowledgements

We thank S.-H. Kim and J. Rich for their input. Part of this obituary is adapted from Alex Rich's autobiography13.

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  1. Shuguang Zhang is at the Center for Bits & Atoms of the Media Lab at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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  2. Burghardt Wittig is at the Foundation Institute Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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