Letter from Francis Crick to Fritz Lipmann


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Fritz Lipmann
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Lipmann, Fritz (Fritz Albert), 1899-1986
Date:
16 November 1961
Description:
In this letter to biochemist and Nobel laureate Fritz Lipmann, Crick sought to establish priority for his and Sydney Brenner's ideas on the genetic code. He claimed to have conceived these ideas before Marshall Nirenberg described the results of his poly-U experiments using a cell-free system (the system Crick referred to in his letter) at the International Congress of Biochemistry, held in Moscow in August 1961. Nirenberg's experiment proved by biochemical methods that triplets of uracil (UUU) coded for the amino acid phenylalanine.
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Location:
Box: 10. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/12
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
Relation:
Letter from Fritz Lipmann to Francis Crick, 1961
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:
SCBBBT
NLM ID:
101584582X9
Profiles Collection:
The Francis Crick Papers
Story Section:
Deciphering the Genetic Code, 1958-1966