Letter from Thomas H. Jukes to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Thomas H. Jukes to Francis Crick
Description:
In his letter Jukes, a biophysicist and cancer researcher, evoked the excitement but also the occasional skepticism--voiced by the virologist (later the ecologist) Barry Commoner, the biochemist Erwin Chargaff, and the plant virologist Norman Pirie--about efforts to elucidate the genetic code in the early 1960s. In particular, Jukes recounted his realization that the genetic code was likely fraught with ancillary features that gave clues about the course of evolution.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
16 May 1974
Creator:
Jukes, Thomas H. (Thomas Hughes), 1906-1999
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 Marguerite A.V. Jukes.
Subject:
Genetic Code and Biological Evolution
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBMM
NLM ID:
101584582X175
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/2/5