Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to James D. Watson
Description:
In this letter Crick gave an overview of ongoing work in his laboratory, in particular Brenner's phage studies and Crick's own work on soluble RNA--the main component of Crick's predicted adaptor molecules, later to be called transfer RNA--with the visiting Harvard biologist Mahlon Hoagland, work for which the two had been given a room at the Molteno Institute in Cambridge.. Moreover, Crick mentioned "a short sharp course on simple modern genetics" he and Sydney Brenner were giving to the protein chemist Frederick Sanger and his group, a sign of the convergence between biochemistry and genetics that eventually made possible the elucidation of the genetic code. The same was illustrated by the simultaneous visit to Cambridge by the geneticists Seymour Benzer and the biochemist Paul Doty, both from the United States.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
5 March 1958
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Watson, James D. (James D. Watson)
Source:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Subject:
Molecular Biology and RNA
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBJC
NLM ID:
101584582X111
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 26. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/45