Letter from Francis Crick to Andre Lwoff, Institut Pasteur (France)


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Andre Lwoff, Institut Pasteur (France)
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) and Lwoff, Andre, 1902-
Date:
25 September 1957
Description:
In this letter Crick responded to Andre Lwoff's concern that the two chains of the double helix of DNA would appear to code for different proteins because being complementary, the two chains had a different base sequence. Both Crick and Lwoff thought this would be unlikely, but could not explain how such a conclusion might be avoided.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 10. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/12
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Genetic Code
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Andre Lwoff, Institut Pasteur (France) to Francis Crick, 1957
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Legacy ID:
SCBBBX
NLM ID:
101584582X12
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Defining the Genetic Coding Problem, 1954-1957