Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Klug, Aaron
Date:
30 March 1977
Description:
In his letter Crick responded to Klug's reports on recent conferences devoted to DNA sequencing and structure, and concluded that the time had come to determine which fraction of the DNA base sequence coded for proteins. When Crick embarked on the project to decipher the genetic code during the 1950s, he had made the unspoken assumption that if not all, then most of the DNA sequence coded for protein. By the mid-1970s, researchers had found that the human genome was much more complex, that long stretches of it do not code for protein, but rather have regulatory functions--or have no apparent function at all.. Crick also mentioned that he was resigning from the Medical Research Council, effective March 31, 1977, to join the faculty of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
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:
Genetic Code
Format:
Text
Extent:
3 pages
Relation:
Letter from Aaron Klug to Francis Crick, 1977
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:
SCBBQQ
NLM ID:
101584582X239
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
From Molecular Biology to Neurobiology, 1976-2004