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A Tribute to Marshall Nirenberg

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Air date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00:00 PM
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Category: History of Medicine
Runtime: 02:39:55
Description: On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosts a public program in the Lister Hill Auditorium entitled “A Tribute to Marshall Nirenberg.” The occasion will mark the NLM’s acquisition of Marshall Nirenberg’s Nobel Prize and certificate through a generous donation from Dr. Myrna Weissman, who will offer remarks at the event. The program will also recognize the publication of Dr. Frank Portugal’s new book about Dr. Nirenberg, “The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic Code” (MIT Press, February 2015) with a talk by the author, as well as a formal announcement of a new NLM Turning the Pages adaptation of the Nirenberg genetic code charts held by NLM, which are also featured in Profiles in Science. The Turning the Pages adaptation was curated by David Serlin, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego; the Turning the Pages system was developed by the Communications Engineering Branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications under the direction of George Thoma, PhD. Dr. Serlin and Dr. Thoma will both speak at the event.
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Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.). History of Medicine Division,
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Abstract: (CIT): On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosts a public program in the Lister Hill Auditorium entitled "A Tribute to Marshall Nirenberg." The occasion will mark the NLM's acquisition of Marshall Nirenberg's Nobel Prize and certificate through a generous donation from Dr. Myrna Weissman, who will offer remarks at the event. The program will also recognize the publication of Dr. Frank Portugal's new book about Dr. Nirenberg, "The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic Code" (MIT Press, February 2015) with a talk by the author, as well as a formal announcement of a new NLM Turning the Pages adaptation of the Nirenberg genetic code charts held by NLM, which are also featured in Profiles in Science. The Turning the Pages adaptation was curated by David Serlin, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego; the Turning the Pages system was developed by the Communications Engineering Branch of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications under the direction of George Thoma, PhD. Dr. Serlin and Dr. Thoma will both speak at the event.
Subjects: Anniversaries and Special Events
Genetic Code
Genetic Research--history
History, 20th Century
Libraries, Medical
Nobel Prize
Research Personnel
Publication Types: Biography
Webcasts
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NLM Classification: WZ 100
NLM ID: 101655822
CIT Live ID: 15563
Permanent link: https://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?18897