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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to H. Gobind Khorana pdf (53,714 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to H. Gobind Khorana
Description:
In this letter Crick referred to work in Khorana's laboratory on alanine tRNA in yeast and in the bacterium E-coli, as well as on the TAG codon in DNA, which becomes UAG during transcription into RNA and which codes for the termination of a polypeptide chain.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (53,714 Bytes)
Date:
1969-04-16 (April 16, 1969)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Recipient:
Khorana, H. Gobind
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
RNA
Exhibit Category:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from H. Gobind Khorana to Francis Crick (April 12, 1969) pdf (270,220 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/SCBBGL.pdf
Metadata Record Letter from Francis Crick to H. Gobind Khorana (March 6, 1969) pdf (121,243 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/SCBBGM.pdf
Box Number: 9
Folder Number: PP/CRI/D/1/1/11
Unique Identifier:
SCBBGK
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence
SubSeries: Alphabetical Correspondence
SubSubSeries: Correspondence 1
Folder: Correspondence K
Transcript:
16 April 1969
Dear Gobind
I was sorry to hear that you had not been feeling quite your usual self. If you want to come to Cambridge, either on your way to Switzerland or on the way back, you are always welcome. There is no need to feel that you have to do any work while you are here. We can just relax by the Cam.
I quite agree, it is sensible not to worry too much at this stage about the sequence of the alanine tRNA. However, I feel somebody ought to check it. I am not sure whether the people here on the top floor would be interested in doing this.
If you could send us informational amounts of the TAG polymer, we would really be extremely grateful. Malcolm Gefter tells me that he can easily tool up to multiply and transcribe it.
I am not coming to the Gordon Conference this year, but Brian Clark and John Finch hope to be there. Just another reason for you to drop in to see us here.
F.H.C. Crick
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-10-14
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