Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist and author who received both the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the Japan Prize in 1993 for his work on the polymerase chain reaction.
He obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972
He has claimed that LSD helped him develop the polymerase chain reaction that helps amplify specific DNA sequences.
He has been married four times and has three children by two ex-wives.
He was friends with LSD creator Albert Hofmann.