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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
[Unpublished transcript of the Columbia University Symposium on the Relationship between Biological and Physical Sciences] pdf (1,523,937 Bytes) ocr (34,396 Bytes)
[Unpublished transcript of the Columbia University Symposium on the Relationship between Biological and Physical Sciences]
Description:
Professors Devons and Rabi provide introductions to Nirenberg's speech. Rabi jokes that Nirenberg's "translation" efforts sound more like physics or linguistics than biology, and on that note Nirenberg emphasizes the collaborative nature of the project. The determination of the sequence of triplets allowed Nirenberg and others to synthesize 63 of the 64 possible triplets by the time of the symposium. According to Nirenberg, remaining problems included an explanation for why the code looks like it does, an answer to the question of meaning within the code, and a precise explanation for the relationship between differences in codons and biological roles.
Number of Image Pages:
20 (1,523,937 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1966
Creator:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetic Code
DNA
RNA
Codon
Exhibit Category:
Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968
Relation:
Metadata Record On the Translation of the Genetic Code (January 1968) pdf (1,947,972 Bytes) ocr (44,043 Bytes)
/ps/access/JJBBJS.pdf
Box Number: 127
Folder Number: 8
Unique Identifier:
JJBBJR
Document Type:
Speeches
Transcripts
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Series VI: Professional Activities, 1951-2002
SubSeries: Conferences and Symposia, 1951-2002
Folder: Symposium on the Relationship between Biological and Physical Science (Columbia University, New York, NY) [includes draft of paper], [1966]
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-03-23
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