Marshall Nirenberg, 1961
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16497. Gallery 22: Marshall Nirenberg, 1960
Marshall Nirenberg in his office at the NIH, 1960.
16496. Gallery 22: Marshall Nirenberg at the White House.
Marshall Nirenberg at the White House explaining the genetic code to President Lyndon Johnson.
16498. Gallery 22: Marshall Nirenberg, 1999
Marshall Nirenberg at the NIH, 1999. He is holding one of the original charts with 'code-cracking' data.
15696. Marshall Nirenberg
Marshall Nirenberg, National Institute of Health, 1960.
16495. Gallery 22: Marshall Nirenberg, B. P. Doctor, C. T. Caskey, 1966
1966 Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on protein synthesis. (L-R) Marshall Nirenberg, B. P. Doctor, C. T. Caskey.
15882. Breaking the code
Marshall Nirenberg and Heinrich Matthaei used poly-U mRNA in a cell-free system to make a polyphenylalanine protein chain. This showed that UUU must be the code that specifies the amino acid phenylalanine.
16504. Video 22: Marshall Nirenberg, clip 1
Explaining the experiment to determine the RNA able to direct the synthesis of proteins.
16505. Video 22: Marshall Nirenberg, clip 2
Discovering that polyU directs the synthesis of polyPhenylalanine.
16506. Video 22: Marshall Nirenberg, clip 3
Working out the base compositions for the codons in the genetic code.
16507. Video 22: Marshall Nirenberg, clip 4
Using charged tRNAs to prove triplet nature of the genetic code, and to determine the base sequences of codons