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The Lemelson Center's oral and video history projects increase historical documentation on invention and innovation in the United States.
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Oral & video history documentation is listed in alphabetical order by subject of interview. Date of interview is in parentheses.


Moore-Stein protein sequencer video documentation (1996)

The first complete chemical analysis of a protein's primary structure was done on a small protein, insulin, by Frederic Sanger at Cambridge University for which he received the first of his two Nobel Prizes in 1958. The second protein structure to be completely analyzed was ribonuclease, done in the U.S. by Stanford Moore and William Stein at Rockefeller University, 1960. This videohistory documents the Moore-Stein Protein Sequencer. The sequencer enabled automatic analysis of protein structure and was the forerunner of the automated instruments essential to modern biotechnology. The protein sequencer apparatus is located in the Division of Science Medicine, and Society.

0.50 cu. ft.: 2 boxes containing original, master, and reference videos.

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