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Author Portugal, Franklin H., author

Title The least likely man : Marshall Nirenberg and the discovery of the genetic code / Franklin H. Portugal
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 169 pages, 14 pages of plates)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 A New Age; 2 A Land of Milk and Sunny; 3 Drifting Away; 4 The Journey Begins; 5 No "Holes" Barred; 6 The Gates Open; 7 Revelations; 8 The Cold War; 9 Nirvana; 10 Connections; 11 Reversions; Notes; Index
Summary How unassuming government researcher Marshall Nirenberg beat James Watson, Francis Crick, and other world-famous scientists in the race to discover the genetic code
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Biochemists -- United States -- Biography.
Genetic code.
Geneticists -- United States -- Biography.
Genetic Code.
Genetic Research -- history.
History, 20th Century.
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0262323532 (electronic bk.)
9780262323536 (electronic bk.)