Deciphering the Genetic Code
This website was written by Sarah A. Leavitt, Ph.D. and was produced by the Stetten Museum, Office of NIH History, in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Alan Hoofring and Donald Bliss, NIH Medical Arts and
Michele Lyons, Curator, DeWitt Stetten Jr., Museum
Caroline Hannaway, Ph.D., Editor, Office of NIH History
Victoria Harden, Ph.D., Director, Office of NIH History
Photographs of Nirenberg courtesy of Marshall Nirenberg and the National Library of Medicine. Copyright of many of the photographs not in the Office of History collection would need further research before public use. Photographs of Avery, McCarty, MacLeod, Watson, and Chargaff courtesy of the National Library of Medicine. Photographs of Watson & Crick walking outside, Crick, and the DNA model courtesy of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archive Mortar and pestle, vial of poly-U, French press, multi-plater, spectrophotometer, electrophoresis instrument, and centrifuge courtesy of the NIH Stetten Museum.
Marshall W. Nirenberg, Ph.D., provided instruments,
documents, pictures, and other valuable assistance for
this exhibit. The Stetten Museum would also like to
thank Alan Peterkofsky, Ph.D., and the History of Medicine
Division of the National Library of Medicine for their
assistance and support.
Marshall Nirenberg, c. 1970.
Last update: June 2010
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