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The Francis Crick Papers

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The Two Languages of Biology pdf (1,604,858 Bytes)
The Two Languages of Biology
Description:
Crick delivered this lecture, originally entitled "The Linear Languages of Biology," on October 29, 1969, as part of the Cambridge Philosophical Society's sesquicentenary celebrations. On the same evening, his fellow Cambridge Nobel Laureates John Kendrew and Max Perutz also gave lectures.
Crick here articulated the view of the genome as an information system, a linguistic text written in DNA code, with its own syntax and grammar, to be read and edited by scientists. This view had come to prevail among molecular biologists during the 1950s, the beginning of what was later called the information age. The metaphor of the genome as a script has guided their theories and experimental practices ever since.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
8 (1,604,858 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
1969?
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Genetic Code
Exhibit Category:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976
Box Number: 41
Folder Number: PP/CRI/E/1/17/10
Unique Identifier:
SCBBDN
Document Type:
Lecture notes
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Travels and Meetings
SubSeries: Meetings Attended
SubSubSeries: Travels and Meetings 1969
SubSubSubSeries: Spetsai
Folder: European Committee of Scientists for Democracy in Greece
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2005-01-04
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