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The Harold Varmus Papers

Title:
Letter from Harold Varmus to David W. Kingsbury, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital pdf (67,256 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Harold Varmus to David W. Kingsbury, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Number of Image Pages:
1 (67,256 Bytes)
Date:
1982-04-02 (April 2, 1982)
Creator:
Varmus, Harold
Recipient:
Kingsbury, David W.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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
Classification
Exhibit Category:
Retroviruses and the Genetic Origins of Cancer, 1970-1993
Box Number: 2
Folder Number: 13
Unique Identifier:
MVBBKQ
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: UCSF Collections
SubSeries: Collection Number MSS 88-47
SubSubSeries: Human Retrovirus Study Group, 1981-1987
Folder: Human retrovirus study group correspondence, 1981-1987
Transcript:
April 2, 1982
Dear David,
I am enclosing a list of the membership of the Retrovirology Study Group; all members have accepted, though Rudi Jaenisch made his acceptance conditional upon receiving more information about his duties. I assume he'll go along when he learns that things will be relatively relaxed.
It would be nice if each member of the group received the handout you sent to me. Will this happen from your offices? If not, I can try to copy the rather pale copy in my possession.
I am not persuaded that the retroviral subfamilies require much review, save perhaps for deciding whether the "proposed gems" (type D) should be elevated to "genus". One of our members, Natalie Teich, recently put together a 200 page dissertation on the taxonomy of retroviruses, for the forthcoming Cold Spring Harbor monograph of RNA tumor viruses, and I will solicit her opinion. Possibly we should also be more explicit about additional members of the various genera. I don't personally believe that every retroviral isolate needs to be registered, so long as suitable guidelines are established for classification. What has the policy been about this sort of thing?
Best regards,
Harold E. Varmus, M.D.
Professor
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2010-07-06
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