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The least likely man : Marshall Nirenberg and the discovery of the genetic code

Author: Franklin H Portugal
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How unassuming government researcher Marshall Nirenberg beat James Watson, Francis Crick, and other world-famous scientists in the race to discover the genetic code.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Portugal, Franklin H.
Least likely man
(DLC) 2014017232
(OCoLC)883304737
Named Person: Marshall W Nirenberg; Marshall W Nirenberg; Marshall W Nirenberg
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin H Portugal
ISBN: 9780262323536 0262323532 9780262323543 0262323540
OCLC Number: 903531800
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 169 pages, 14 pages of plates)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 A New Age; 2 A Land of Milk and Sunny; 3 Drifting Away; 4 The Journey Begins; 5 No "Holes" Barred; 6 The Gates Open; 7 Revelations; 8 The Cold War; 9 Nirvana; 10 Connections; 11 Reversions; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Franklin H. Portugal.

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How unassuming government researcher Marshall Nirenberg beat James Watson, Francis Crick, and other world-famous scientists in the race to discover the genetic code.

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...Nirenberg's brilliant contribution deserves to be more widely known. Portugal's fascinating book can only help. * New Scientist *

 
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