Nirenberg, Marshall W.
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UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Additional awards, records and correspondence kept by Dr. Nirenberg at his homes. Genetic code experiment laboratory notebooks (1962-1969) created by Levin while a postdoctoral fellow in Nirenberg's lab.
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.