Genetics Leader Reflects on 50th Anniversary of Discovery of Genetic Code
April 15, 2014
(Baylor College of Medicine) – In 1959, postdoctoral associate Dr. Thomas Caskey, participated in the Nobel Prize winning work of Dr. Marshall Nirenberg that helped unravel the genetic code of life. It was not just a “one-trick pony,” Caskey reflected. Nirenberg won the Nobel Prize for this work which unveiled the set of rules by which information encoded without genetic material (DNA or mRNA sequences) is translated into proteins by living cells.