A reprint from the Journal of the American Medical Association article, presented as a 1968 Albert Lasker Basic Research Award
Lecture at the New York University Medical Center. Nirenberg recounts developments in deciphering the genetic language, formulation
of codons and the meaning of their punctuation, mechanisms of codon recognition, and the issue of universality. As the translation
apparatus of the cell accepts and follows instructions written in the appropriate molecular language, Nirenberg suggests our
ability to decipher and manipulate that language means synthetic messages will probably eventually be used to "program
cells and their descendents."
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1968-11-25 (November 25, 1968)
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Periodical: Nirenberg, Marshall W. "Genetic Memory." Journal of the American Medical Association 206, 9 (25 November 1968): 1973-1977.
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American Medical Association
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Amino Acid Sequence
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968