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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Postcard from Zhores Medvedev to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (57,658 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Postcard from Zhores Medvedev to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Description:
Medvedev thanks Nirenberg for the reprints and preprints of his work on protein synthesis and the coding problem. Medvedev is hopeful that the work in genetics will finally end the legacy of Lysenkoism.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (57,658 Bytes)
Date:
1962-03-03 (March 3, 1962)
Creator:
Medvedev, Zhores
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Zhores Medvedev.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Amino Acid Sequence
Exhibit Category:
Synthetic RNA and the Poly-U Experiments, 1959-1962
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 31
Unique Identifier:
JJBBFY
Accession Number:
2001-009
Document Type:
Postcards
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series II: Correspondence, 1953-1993
Folder: General, 1953-1977
Transcript:
March 3 1962 from Zh. A. Medvedev
Dear Dr Nirenberg:
Many thanks for your kind letter of January 26 and for the sending to me reprints and pre-print of your remarkable works in protein synthesis which I received yesterday and have read with great admiration. Your works together with Ochoa and Crick's publications on coding problem made a great impressions here and this connected with some reasons First of all -- we have here rather influencial [sic] group of biologists and geneticists who for the very long time criticized and rejected the coding problem as non-scientific and idealistic (morganism-mendelism). You probably know about long and great discussion on heredity which was started by Lysenko and which seemed to be permanent. The new experimental direct attack in coding problem -- is a good basis for the settlement of this hard discussion. Therefore I see to this achievement not only as the great discovery of natural sciences, but as to the important step which can make influence to the situation in genetics here and to improve this situation. Of course, I should be happy to receive information about the new results of this interesting work
with best wishes and many thanks Sincerely yours
Medvedev
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