Video 22: Marshall Nirenberg, clip 4
Marshall Nirenberg is a member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
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Working out the base compositions for the codons in the genetic code.
Doing the experiments to determine whether the genetic code is universal, and their subsequent philosophical impact.
Discovering that polyU directs the synthesis of polyPhenylalanine.
Finding out he won the Nobel prize.
Explaining the experiment to determine the RNA able to direct the synthesis of proteins.
Working out the 64 codon combinations: the joy of doing science at this time.
Marshall Nirenberg, Har Gobind Khorana, and Robert Holley shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine. Nirenberg and Khorana cracked the genetic code. Holley sequenced and deduced the structure of the first tRNA molecule.
Marshall Nirenberg, National Institute of Health, 1960.
Igor Dawid, Acting Scientific Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
After decoding the "easy" codons, Marshall Nirenberg talks about his strategy for decoding the rest.