Alan Garen

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Alan Garen
Nationality American
Citizenship  United States
Alma mater University of Colorado
Known for Genetics
Scientific career
Fields Genetics
Institutions Yale University
Doctoral advisor Theodore T. Puck

Alan Garen is geneticist, who co-discovered suppressor mutations for tRNA. The Garen lab also showed that certain triplet codons (5'-UAG, 5'-UAA, and 5'-UGA) failed to bind amino acids.[1] Thus, the Garen lab and Brenner labs are both credited with discovery of the stop codons of the genetic code.[2] Garen is currently a professor at Yale University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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  1. ^ Weigert M, Galluci E, Lanka E, Garen A (1966). "Characteristics of the genetic code in vivo". Cold Spring Harbor Symp Quant Biol. 31: 145–150. doi:10.1101/sqb.1966.031.01.022. PMID 4866371. 
  2. ^ Stretton AO, Kaplan S, Brenner S (1966). "Nonsense codons". Cold Spring Harbor Symp Quant Biol. 31: 173–179. doi:10.1101/sqb.1966.031.01.025. PMID 5237189. 

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