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The Joshua Lederberg Papers

Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Curt Stern Annotation pdf (61,742 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Curt Stern
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (61,742 Bytes)
Date:
1958-01-08 (January 8, 1958)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Stern, Curt
Source:
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence C
Box Number: 14
Folder Number: 26
Unique Identifier:
BBASDY
Accession Number:
78
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1953-1960
Folder: Stern, Curt
Transcript:
January 8, 1958
Dear Curt:
I know that you would want me to make the comment if it occurred to me, or I would not bother.
A propos your paper in PNAS, August 1957, p. 745: so far as I know, no one had induced mutation in "testtube [sic] genes", near [?] observed its occurrence outside the intact cell. The nearest thing to it is the inactivation [mark to note, e.g. Herriott; Zamenhof] of genetic activity by the usual reagents. Please instruct me if I have overlooked what you had in mind.
I doubt that anyone has yet made a powerful study of the point. We have too long had "good intentions" in the Gal system.
With all best wishes,
Yours,
Joshua Lederberg
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2007-01-10
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: Knight; TMV; in vitro mutagenesis; Herriott; Zamenhof;
his paper:
   STERN C
    THE SCOPE OF GENETICS
    P NATL ACAD SCI USA 43: (8) 744-749 1957 ;
referring to Knight work;

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