Letter from Francis Crick to Alexander Rich


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Alexander Rich
Description:
In his letter Crick further clarified his charges that Rich had used details of Aaron Klug's model of transfer RNA without proper acknowledgement. Rich and Klug were in a competitive race first to make crystals of phenylalanine transfer RNA of yeast for X-ray diffraction studies, then to deduce its structure from the X-ray data. In this debate between two of his long-time collaborators, Crick saw himself as arbiter and as guardian of the professional ethics of scientists.
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
22 October 1974
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Rich, Alexander
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 the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Subject:
RNA, Transfer and Ethics, Professional
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBPQ
NLM ID:
101584582X218
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18