Letter from Francis Crick to Fritz Lipmann


Title:
Letter from Francis Crick to Fritz Lipmann
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.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
16 November 1961
Creator:
Crick, Francis, 1916-2004
Recipient:
Lipmann, Fritz (Fritz Albert), 1899-1986
Source:
Original Repository. Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers. 11646. URL. http://archives.wellcome.ac.uk/
Original Repository:
The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. Francis Harry Compton Crick Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. and http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
Subject:
Genetic Code
Profiles in Science ID:
SCBBBT
NLM ID:
101584582X9
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 10. Folder: PP/CRI/D/1/1/12