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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Thomas H. Jukes pdf (55,072 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Thomas H. Jukes
Description:
Crick here briefly touched on the skepticism his theory of DNA and of the genetic code continued to encounter among some researchers in the early 1960s, as well as on his realization that the genetic code contained ancillary features from previous stages of evolution that might yield clues to how life developed on earth.
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1 (55,072 Bytes)
Date:
1974-05-20 (May 20, 1974)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Recipient:
Jukes, Thomas H.
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):
DNA
Genetic Code
Exhibit Category:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Thomas H. Jukes to Francis Crick (May 16, 1974) pdf (174,655 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Box Number: 12
Folder Number: PP/CRI/D/1/2/5
Unique Identifier:
SCBBML
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
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application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence
SubSeries: Alphabetical Correspondence
SubSubSeries: Correspondence 2
Folder: Correspondence: J
Transcript:
20th May, 1974
Dear Tom,
Thank you for your kind words about my article and especially for your reminiscences. It is really rather surprising how Chargaff, while frequently being witty, has almost always been wrong. Pirie, though rather different in character, has always been obstinately sceptical. I had no idea that he said that about the genetic code in 1963 and would be glad to have the reference.
As you probably know, I first realised that nucleic acid would have a lot of evolutionary information in 1958. I have always been mildly supprised that I subsequently have done nothing about it but thanks to your efforts and those of several others the matter seems to be in good hands.
I have given up travelling for the time being so that I can lead a quiet life, so we are unlikely to meet in the near future unless you come to England.
Best wishes,
F.H.C. Crick
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2008-10-20
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