Letter from Arthur Kornberg to Maurice H. F. Wilkins
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1956-10-11 (October 11, 1956)
Wilkins, Maurice H. F.
King's College London
Original Repository: Stanford University Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Arthur Kornberg Papers
Reproduced with permission of Arthur Kornberg.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
The Synthesis of DNA, 1953-1959
Letter from Maurice H. F. Wilkins to Arthur Kornberg (August 20, 1956)
Box Number: 24
Folder Number: 21
October 11, 1956
Dear Dr. Wilkins:
I am sorry about the delay in answering your letter, but it was not until today that I finally got some extra copies made
of the material that was presented at a symposium in June that is pertinent to our DNA work. As you will see from the enclosed
account, it is still at a very preliminary stage, and we have much more work to do to purify the enzyme and gain a better
understanding of what is required in the form of a polymerized DNA for the reaction to proceed.
I hope that within a few months we shall have adequate supplies of the substrate, a decent enzyme, and a DNA "primer"
that will permit us to look with some confidence at the products. Dr. Arnold Rich is very eager to have some of the biosynthetic
product and I shall do my best to send him and you both some material when it is available.