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Web Date: November 18, 2016

Ignacio Tinoco dies at age 85

Colleagues reflect on the passing of UC Berkeley professor and pioneer in RNA folding
Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, obituaries

Ignacio Tinoco Jr., best known for his work in RNA folding, died on Nov. 15 at the age of 85. Tinoco was emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. To friends and colleagues, he was fondly known as “Nacho.”

“Nacho Tinoco single-handedly created the field of RNA biophysics. Over a career of more than 60 years, he was always a pioneer: from applications of quantum theory to why absorbance of nucleic acids . . .

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