Letter from Francis Crick to Alexander Rich


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Alexander Rich
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Rich, Alexander
Date:
22 October 1974
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.
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 the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
RNA, Transfer and Ethics, Professional
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
Letter from Alexander Rich to Francis Crick, 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:
SCBBPQ
NLM ID:
101584582X218
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Embryology and the Organization of DNA in Higher Organisms, 1966-1976