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DeWitt Stetten, Jr., informally know as Hans, was a noted biochemist and Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health. The collection primarily documents Stetten's post-NIH activities between 1979 and 1990 when he acted as a consultant to the NIH, especially through his personal correspondence which makes up the bulk of the collection.
Lederberg won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edward Tatum and George Beadle "for his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria." He was professor of genetics at Stanford University, president of Rockfeller University, and public servant to presidents, national groups, and governmental organizations.
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.