[Draft of speech to the American College of Physicians and Surgeons]
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draft of a speech given at the ACPS circa 1967, Nirenberg covers the topics of protein synthesis, approaches to defining nucleotide
sequences of codons, and the accuracy, logic, and plasticity of the code.
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Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Reproduced with permission of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
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Translating the Code of Life and the Nobel Prize, 1962-1968
American College Physicians and Surgeons San Francisco
1. Two experimental approaches were devised to translate the codes.
We were able to down that
Protein synthesis is dependent upon messenger RNA and that add-free protein synthesis[?] could be directed.
By synthetic RNA[?]
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These approaches were used to define nucleotide sequences of codes[?]. The results have shown that the code is a logical,
flexible code. The translation can be attained by modifying part of the translation apparatus, such as TRNA, coordinating
[?] enzymes [ . . . ] and [ . . . ]
Accuracy is achieved by arranging the language so that frequent errors either have similar meetings or server special functions.
So examples of the Rogue and plasticity of the code will be shown in the next few slides.