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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Fritz Lipmann pdf (58,683 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Fritz Lipmann
Description:
In this letter to biochemist and Nobel laureate Fritz Lipmann, Crick sought to establish priority for his and Sydney Brenner's ideas on the genetic code. He claimed to have conceived these ideas before Marshall Nirenberg described the results of his poly-U experiments using a cell-free system (the system Crick referred to in his letter) at the International Congress of Biochemistry, held in Moscow in August 1961. Nirenberg's experiment proved by biochemical methods that triplets of uracil (UUU) coded for the amino acid phenylalanine.
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1 (58,683 Bytes)
Date:
1961-11-16 (November 16, 1961)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Recipient:
Lipmann, Fritz
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetic Code
Exhibit Category:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Fritz Lipmann to Francis Crick (November 27, 1961) pdf (134,947 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 10
Folder Number: PP/CRI/D/1/1/12
Unique Identifier:
SCBBBT
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence
SubSeries: Alphabetical Correspondence
SubSubSeries: Correspondence 1
Folder: Correspondence L
Transcript:
16th November, 1961.
Dear Fritz,
Enclosed please find a preliminary accounts of our genetical work. I expect that by now you have proved all this using Nirenberg's system (we hear you have n people on it, where n is a large number), but we thought we'd publish it as it makes quite an amusing story. We had the basic idea in the summer, but only got the triples after Moscow.
I have to be at Harvard during March, and should be on the East Coast in the latter part of February. Would you like me to give a talk at the Rockefeller on this? Let me know, as I am just starting to fill in my schedule,
Yours ever,
F.H.C. Crick.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-09-25
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