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The Harold Varmus Papers

Title:
Letter from Harold Varmus to D. P. Georgiev, Academy of Sciences (U.S.S.R.) pdf (48,336 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Harold Varmus to D. P. Georgiev, Academy of Sciences (U.S.S.R.)
Number of Image Pages:
1 (48,336 Bytes)
Date:
1982-10-05 (October 5, 1982)
Creator:
Varmus, Harold
Recipient:
Georgiev, D. P.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Academy of Sciences
Source:
Original Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Archives and Special Collections. Harold E. Varmus Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Regents of the University of California.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Retroviridae
DNA
Exhibit Category:
Retroviruses and the Genetic Origins of Cancer, 1970-1993
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 5
Unique Identifier:
MVBBFX
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: UCSF Collections
SubSeries: Collection Number MSS 84-25
SubSubSeries: Correspondence, 1971-1984
Folder: Correspondence, 1982
Transcript:
October 5, 1982
Dear Dr. Georgiev:
Our laboratory has recently become interested in the transposition of mobile genetic elements of Drosophila in view of the structural similarities of their integrated and unintegrated forms to the forms of retroviral DNA. We are currently surveying the known mobile elements to determine the abundance of free forms, with a view towards more complete structural analysis of the free DNA and an examination of the mechanism(s) by which the free forms arise. We would very much like to have a look at mdg-1 and mdg-3 in this regard, and David Finnegan suggested that we write directly to you to ask for molecular clones of these elements. Would you be able and willing to provide us with either the appropriate bacteria carrying such clones or cloned DNA that we can use to transform cells? (In view of the distance, the latter procedure would probably be preferable.)
With many thanks and best regards,
Harold E. Varmus, M.D.
Professor
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