Gallery 22: Marshall Nirenberg, 1960

Marshall Nirenberg in his office at the NIH, 1960.

Marshall Nirenberg, NIH

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15696. Marshall Nirenberg

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16495. Gallery 22: Marshall Nirenberg, B. P. Doctor, C. T. Caskey, 1966

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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.

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Explaining the experiment to determine the RNA able to direct the synthesis of proteins.

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