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Hitchcock Foundation Lectures: "Chemical Bonds in Biology"
Hitchcock Foundation Lectures: "Chemical Bonds in Biology" January 17, 1983.
University of California, Berkeley.

Thinking About the Nature of Life. (0:40)

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Linus Pauling: I've come to the basis, to the question what is the nature of life, what is the basis of biological specificity? Well the turning point came for me in 1936 when Karl Landsteiner asked me how to explain biological specificity. How can the antibodies distinguish between the hydrogen atoms around a benzene ring and a benzene ring that has a methyl group in the - say if it's benzoic acid - in the position meta- or para- to the carboxyl group? That's something that we need to explain.


Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: Karl Landsteiner
Clip ID: 1983v.1a-06

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Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: University of California, Berkeley

Date: January 17, 1983
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ID: 1983v.1
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