Origin of the Genetic Code [Editorial letter]


Title:
Origin of the Genetic Code [Editorial letter]
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Date:
[14 January 1967]
Description:
In this letter to the editor of Nature Crick outlined a theory of how the genetic code for proteins might have evolved through incorporation of additional amino acids, followed by natural selection. Crick envisioned that the genetic code had undergone three evolutionary stages, from a primitive to a final code.. Crick maintained a life-long interest in evolution and the origins of life, which he believed would have to be explained if mankind was to develop a rational, scientific view of the world.
Periodical:
Nature
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Nature Publishing Group. and http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html
Genre:
Articles
Letters (correspondence)
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Periodical. Crick, Francis. "Origin of the Genetic Code" [Editorial letter]. Nature 213, ([14 January 1967]): 119. Article. Letter (correspondence). 1 Image.. Nature
Legacy ID:
SCBCBV
NLM ID:
101584582X422
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966