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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
[Draft of "Genetic Versus Neural Information Processing Systems"] pdf (231,418 Bytes)
[Draft of "Genetic Versus Neural Information Processing Systems"]
Description:
This draft outlines Marshall Nirenberg's "speculations" as to the analogous relationship between the genetic code and the neural code. This talk was Nirenberg's most complete account of his considerations of the neural code and its relationship to the genetic code. When Nirenberg was asked to participate in a symposium on mental retardation in 1969, he insisted that his speech not be published as it was overly speculative and therefore did not meet the standards of his other scientific work. This draft of this speech compares the genetic code that directs protein synthesis with the neural code that directs neural processes. Topics covered in the talk include information storage and retrieval, questions of origins and evolution, and molecular-level mechanisms.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
5 (231,418 Bytes)
Date:
1969-03-27 (March 27, 1969)
Creator:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Marshall W. Nirenberg.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetic Code
Exhibit Category:
Transition to Neurobiology, 1965-1969
Relation:
Metadata Record [Dictation of a Howard University talk acceptance letter] (January 21, 1969) pdf (75,657 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/JJBBLQ.pdf
Metadata Record Genetic Versus Neural Information Processing Systems (October 1969) pdf (771,817 Bytes) ocr (18,093 Bytes)
/ps/access/JJBBLR.pdf
Box Number: 129
Folder Number: 19
Unique Identifier:
JJBBKL
Accession Number:
2001-015
Document Type:
Speeches
Drafts (documents)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Poor
Series: Series VI: Professional Activities, 1951-2002
SubSeries: Lectures and Talks, [ca. 1957]-1985
Folder: "Genetic Versus Neural Information Processing Systems," Genetic, Metabolic and Developmental Aspects of Mental Retardation seminar, Howard University (Washington, DC) [includes transcript], 1969
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2007-03-23
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