Notes for a Talk on Brooklyn Work


Title:
Notes for a Talk on Brooklyn Work
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
30 September 1954
Description:
Crick spent a postdoctoral year at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1953-54, during which he undertook crystallographic examinations of ribonuclease in order to determine the structure of the enzyme, which catalyzes (speeds up) the cleavage of linkages holding together ribonucleic acid (RNA) chains. Ribonuclease can be used in the laboratory to sever RNA in specific places, thereby gaining segments of desired length and base composition. Crick's collaborator in this research was Beatrice S. Magdoff.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 29. Folder: PP/CRI/E/1/2/2
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Genre:
Lecture notes
Subject:
RNA and Ribonucleases
Format:
Text
Extent:
6 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:
SCBBYM
NLM ID:
101584582X374
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Defining the Genetic Coding Problem, 1954-1957