Letter from Francis Crick to Robert L. Sinsheimer


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Robert L. Sinsheimer
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Sinsheimer, Robert
Date:
9 October 1961
Description:
In this letter Crick refers to genetic experiments undertaken with Leslie Barnett, Sydney Brenner, and Richard Watts-Tobin on acridine mutants, which indicated that the genetic code was a triplet code. Compelling evidence that poly-U (a synthetic form of RNA consisting of bases of a single type, uracil) coded for the amino acid phenylalanine was first presented by the American biochemist Marshall Nirenberg in the summer of 1961.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 32. Folder: PP/CRI/E/1/10/4/3
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:
1 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:
SCBBCQ
NLM ID:
101584582X24
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966