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Azidothymidine (CHEBI:10110, also known as AZT or zidovudine) was developed in 1964 as a potential anti-cancer agent by American scientist Dr Jerome Horwitz (1919 – 2012) at the Michigan Cancer Foundation (now the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute) in Detroit . AZT is a member of a group of compounds called dideoxythymidines which were designed to resemble nucleosides, the building blocks of DNA. In theory, these synthetic nucleosides would substitute themselves for natural nucleosides, and act as chain-terminators of DNA synthesis, so preventing the cancer cells from duplicating.