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Letter from Yehudit Elkana, Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation to Joshua Lederberg pdf (291,237 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Yehudit Elkana, Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation to Joshua Lederberg
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1975-01 (January 1975)
Elkana, Yehudit
Van Leer Jerusalem Foundation
Lederberg, Joshua
Reproduced with permission of Yehudit Elkana.
Lederberg Grouping: No Epoch
Box Number: 125
Folder Number: 11
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Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Series: Public Service
SubSeries: Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Science (CASBS)
SubSubSeries: Correspondence
Folder: General, 1975-1999
[stamped, Jan 1975]
Dear Josh,
We are all sorry not having you here with us not, but it could not be changed, I understand.
As far as science goes, our meeting would have been premature because I haven't made any progress so far. This, by the way, is the reason why I have not written before, I just had nothing to report on. After getting organized, which took a few weeks, I tried first to get competent B. subtilis; when I had no luck, tried running agarose slab gels. Now I am working in three directions; these two and labeling [diagram]h-p DNA with (14C), so that I have a way of knowing whether the circles contain both DNAs. It has been a rather fruitless period, but, on the other hand, I have learned alot [sic], attended some courses, but let's hope 1975 will bring some luck with it.
Facilities are satisfactory, certainly as far as instruments are concerned. There is much less technical help, but I don't see any harm in that. People are extremely helpful. There are a few with whom I am in touch and to whom I can turn for advice -- Raquel Sussman, Amos Oppenheim, Marlene Befort, just to mention a few names whom you might know.
Erela Elizur is in Australia, unfortunately (for me).
I am glad you decided not to publish the little note separately. It seems to make no sense, unless it is a part of a piece of work which has some aim. I am now waiting impatiently for Ron's manuscript. I had no idea that such progress had been made, and am
[printed matter, an airmail envelop, follows, see original]
anxious to see what it is all about.
The grant application will not be considered until February and I don't expect an answer before March. I might get some salary out of grant leftovers of Erela and Raquel Sussman's, from December. That will be an enormous help.
My love to Marguerite, David and Annie,
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