Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick


Title:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick
Creator:
Klug, Aaron
Recipient:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
16 January 1961
Description:
In his letter Klug gave electron density calculations derived from experiments with synthetic DNA made of one chain consisting of a sequence of only adenine bases, called poly-A, plus the complementary second chain. Despite Crick's earlier skepticism, research with simple, repeating synthetic sequences of DNA and RNA consisting of just one base yielded many important experimental results in deciphering the genetic code.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Aaron Klug.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
Genetic Code and DNA
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
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:
SCBBPM
NLM ID:
101584582X215
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966