Letter from Francis Crick to Arthur Kornberg


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Arthur Kornberg
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Kornberg, Arthur, 1918-2007
Date:
10 May 1960
Description:
In addition to discussing the use of artificial strands of RNA (such as GCGC) as a means for uncovering the genetic code, Crick here conveyed his recent insight that ribosomal RNA was not the messenger RNA (which Crick here called genetic RNA), but that mRNA was a separate form of RNA which had eluded detection because it turned over (formed, decomposed, and formed again) rapidly as it carried parts of the genetic message from the DNA in the nucleus of the cell to the ribosomes in the cytoplasm.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 9. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/11
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, RNA, and Ribosomes
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 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:
SCBBGZ
NLM ID:
101584582X89
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966