Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Aaron Klug
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.
Extent:
3 pages
Date Created:
30 March 1977
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Klug, Aaron (Aaron Klug)
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:
Genetic Code
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBQQ
NLM ID:
101584582X239
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 23. Folder: PP/CRI/D/2/18