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Frederick Sanger Dead: Winner Of 2 Nobel Prizes In Chemistry Dies At 95

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Dr. Frederick Sanger, research biochemist at Cambridge University, poses in his home in Cambridge, England on Oct. 28, 1958. | ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON (AP) — British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 95.

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute announced the death Wednesday. It did not provide further details.

Sanger first won the Nobel Prize in 1958 for his work determining the sequence of the amino acids in insulin and showing how they are linked together.

In 1980, he won a second Nobel Prize. That related to his development of a technique to sequence human DNA.

Sanger retired in 1983.

Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, called Sanger "the father of the genomic era."

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