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Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers 1937-2003 (bulk 1957-1997)
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Title: Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers
Creator: Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Dates: 1937-2003 (bulk 1957-1997)
Extent: 172.5 linear feet (159 boxes + oversize materials)
Marshall W. Nirenberg is best known for his work on deciphering the genetic code by discovering the unique code words for the twenty major amino acids that make-up DNA, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1968. This collection of correspondence, laboratory administrative and research materials, and publications documents Nirenberg's career as a researcher in biochemical genetics at the National Institutes of Health.

Call number: MS C 566
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored offsite. Retrievals made last Friday of the month. Contact for scheduling.