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The Harold Varmus Papers

Title:
Letter from Harold Varmus to Natalie Teich, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories pdf (68,860 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Harold Varmus to Natalie Teich, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories
Number of Image Pages:
1 (68,860 Bytes)
Date:
1982-04-02 (April 2, 1982)
Creator:
Varmus, Harold
Recipient:
Teich, Natalie
Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories
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:
MVBBKR
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 Natalie:
I have received a message from Fred Murphy and David Kingsbury, suggesting that we should consider reviewing the retrovirus subfamilies "with the aim of defining and naming genera". From my reading of the enclosed document (the statement on retroviruses filed with the ICTV), there is probably little that needs to be done other than consider making the status of Type D viruses permanent and adding more viruses within the subclasses. Do you think more should be done? It is my perception that new isolates are readily classified according to existing guidelines, and that the field does not really present any significant problems in nomenclature. Does your recent excursion into taxonomy confirm this impression?
Things seem to be sufficiently well on schedule now for our book (at least a few copies of it) to be on the stands at the Cold Spring Harbor meeting. The Appendix is done (I will be proofing it this weekend), and the index will be done next week. I think Chapter 8 has turned out fairly well in the end, though the first version of the FeLV section was a literary disaster. I only with the book weren't so long (and expensive).
Best wishes,
Harold E. Varmus, M.D.
Professor
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