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Cracking the Code


Cracking the Code

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The National Institutes of Health biochemist Marshall Nirenberg figured out that triplets of DNA bases code for specific amino acids in 1961, 8 years after James Watson and Francis Crick unraveled DNA's helical structure. This new online exhibit chronicles the race to break the code by Nirenberg, who later won the Nobel Prize.
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Date Added to MERLOT: August 09, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 04, 2008
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Language: English
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