Resource Deciphering the Genetic Code: Marshall Nirenberg

Sarah A. Leavitt

From
United States
Subjects
20th century
DNA
Genes
Genetics
Government sponsored science
Heredity
Heredity; evolution; genetics
Human body
Human genetics
Laboratories
Molecular biology
Research institutes; research stations
United States
United States. National Institutes of Health
Alternative Names
  • 10305 (WHSO Record Number)
Website
http://history.nih.gov/exhibits/nirenberg/
Categories

Summary

"Marshall Nirenberg is best known for "breaking the genetic code" in 1961, an achievement that won him the Nobel Prize. But what exactly is the genetic code? And how did he decipher it? This exhibit will explore genetics research in the 1950s and 1960s and explain the importance of Nirenberg's experiments and discoveries."

(Description taken from site.)

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WHSO Record Created By: Amy Rodgers