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The Francis Crick Papers

Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (98,322 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Francis Crick to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Number of Image Pages:
1 (98,322 Bytes)
Date:
1961-11-16 (November 16, 1961)
Creator:
Crick, Francis
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Source:
Original Repository: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
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Exhibit Category:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Marshall W. Nirenberg to Francis Crick (January 15, 1962) (in The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers) pdf (105,092 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Metadata Record The Dependence of Cell-Free Protein Synthesis in E. Coli Upon Naturally Occuring or Synthetic Polyribonucleotides (October 1961) (in The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers) pdf (1,644,825 Bytes) ocr (31,215 Bytes)
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Metadata Record Characteristics and Stabilization of DNAase-Sensitive Protein Synthesis in E. Coli Extracts (October 1961) (in The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers) pdf (842,397 Bytes) ocr (24,275 Bytes)
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Box Number: 10
Folder Number: PP/CRI/D/1/1/14
Unique Identifier:
SCBBSN
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
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Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence
SubSeries: Alphabetical Correspondence
SubSubSeries: Correspondence 1
Folder: Correspondence N
Transcript:
16th November, 1961.
Dear Dr. Nirenberg,
I enclose an account of our genetical work which we have submitted to Nature. We had the basic idea in the summer, before your epoch-making discovery, and reported it at the Col de Voza DNA meeting in June, but we only got the triples after I returned from Moscow. Your PNAS papers arrived here the day before we sent off our MSS, so I was able to add the reference. I didn't put in your footnote about poly C and proline as I felt I had made the point sufficiently well.
I expect by now you will have experimental data to show that the coding ratio is 3 rather than 6. We had considered looking at the average length of polypeptide chain produced by a polynucleotide of known average length, but it seemed to us rather difficult.
I hope to be in Washington in the latter part of February, and look forward to hearing how you have been getting on.
With best wishes,
Yours sincerely,
F.H.C. Crick.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2008-09-22
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