The genetic code has a �shift�key

The genetic code has a �shift�key

SC Le Comber

Heredity (2009/4/22) 103(3):189-189

The genetic code has attracted the attention of scientists, including biologists, chemists, physicists and mathematicians for more than 40 years (Crick, 1968). Some of this work is among the most beautiful in all of biology – for example, Marshall Nirenberg’s early experiments using poly-U RNA in cell-free systems to show that the triplet UUU in an RNA transcript codes for the amino acid phenylalanine (Nirenberg and Matthaei, 1961). This is true even of ideas subsequently shown to be incorrect, such as the comma-free code …



DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2009.40


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