Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from James D. Watson to Francis Crick
Description:
After the discovery of the DNA double helix and his return to the United States, Watson turned to study the structure of ribonucleic acid (RNA), the single-stranded companion molecule to DNA which he and Crick recognized to be the key intermediary in protein synthesis. Watson here reported his first measurements of the dimensions of the RNA molecule and speculated that it might be a helix, but admitted that resolving the structure of RNA "is obviously a much tougher puzzle than DNA" (p.2).
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
28 March 1954
Creator:
Watson, James D. (James D. Watson)
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
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 James D. Watson.
Subject:
RNA and DNA
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBJR
NLM ID:
101584582X122
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 26. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/45