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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
The Code of Life Finally Cracked pdf (169,095 Bytes) ocr (6,440 Bytes)
The Code of Life Finally Cracked
Description:
The author reports that Nirenberg "announced his achievement"--deciphering the first word of the genetic code--at the Moscow International Biochemical Congress in August 1961. The news, however, did not leak to the press until December when a group of researchers from New York University announced they had "taken Dr. Nirenberg's code-breaking procedure several steps further and deciphered fourteen out of twenty words of the code of life, and had thus effectively broken it."
Number of Image Pages:
1 (169,095 Bytes)
Date:
1961-12-24 (December 24, 1961)
Creator:
Ubell, Earl
Source:
Periodical: Ubell, Earl. "The Code of Life Finally Cracked." New York Herald Tribune, (24 December 1961). Newspaper Column. 1 Image.
Publisher:
New York Herald Tribune
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Earl Ubell.
Exhibit Category:
Public Reactions to the Genetic Code, 1961-1968
Box Number: 8
Folder Number: 47
Unique Identifier:
JJBCBR
Document Type:
Newspaper columns
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2004-09-09
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