The coinventor of Maxam-Gilbert sequencing, which is a technique used to find the sequence of nucleotide bases of a nucleic acid (DNA or RNA). He is also known for his research on the intron-exon gene structure of eukaryotes. In 1980, he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Paul Berg, a biochemist.

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