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Cracking the code in the 1960s, Marshall Nirenberg

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Interviewee: Marshall Nirenberg. Cracking the code in the 1960s. (DNAi Location: Timeline> 1960s > Nirenberg remembers...)
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I was invited to give a talk at the Cosmos Club in Washington on deciphering the genetic code, this was after the code was deciphered, and I, the Cosmos Club is this, you know, scientific establishment in Washington. And so I gave the talk and there was a small dinner after the talk for twenty or thirty people. There were two people there who were Communist spies and I only learned this after, well after the fact a few years later, and you know, just think of yourself, this was the height of the Cold War and if you see a, the title of a talk, deciphering a code, a genetic code, and you know nothing about biology, it's like, you're really interested in it.
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