Letter from Thomas H. Jukes to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Thomas H. Jukes to Francis Crick
Creator:
Jukes, Thomas H. (Thomas Hughes), 1906-1999
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
16 May 1974
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.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/2/5
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Marguerite A.V. Jukes.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Genetic Code and Biological Evolution
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Francis Crick to Thomas H. Jukes, 1974
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:
SCBBMM
NLM ID:
101584582X175
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976