Letter from Arthur J. Walker to Marshall W. Nirenberg and J. Heinrich Matthaei
In this letter, Arthur Walker quotes a Long Island newspaper, stating, "It is apparent that a considerable number of biochemical
geneticists are looking ahead to the time when man can plan for himself, draft and carry on programs to improve the actual
human being as to intelligence, physique and resistance to disease." Walker suggests that any attempt to improve man's
character should be pursued. He requests Nirenberg's and Matthaei's reaction.
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1962-05-03 (May 3, 1962)
Walker, Arthur J.
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Matthaei, J. Heinrich
Courtesy of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Public Reactions to the Genetic Code, 1961-1968
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