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
I hope to be in Washington in the latter part of February, and look forward to hearing how you have been getting on.