Gallery 36: Igor Dawid
Igor Dawid did some of the first differential gene expression studies using cDNA subtraction.
Discovering that polyU directs the synthesis of polyPhenylalanine.
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.
Finding out he won the Nobel prize.
Explaining the experiment to determine the RNA able to direct the synthesis of proteins.
Using charged tRNAs to prove triplet nature of the genetic code, and to determine the base sequences of codons
Working out the 64 codon combinations: the joy of doing science at this time.
Marshall Nirenberg, National Institute of Health, 1960.
According to a recent study, the way the cortex develops over time is a better predictor of intelligence.