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About this work
Typescript draft and final draft of Crick (1973), "Project K: 'the complete solution of E. coli'".
The file includes "Proposal for a European Laboratory of Molecular Biology prepared by the Council of the European Molecular Biology Organisation" (CEBM 68/31 E), Annex 1 of which is "Project K" in an earlier draft.
At the start of the published text, Crick notes: "This short paper was originally circulated in an EMBO document towards the end of 1967. It still seems to me to be an attractive scheme for people of the right temperament and since EMBO is now unlikely to take it up I thought that it might be useful to give the idea wider publicity."
The file also includes two drafts (holograph) of a letter to Dr Peter R Smith in response to Smith, "Reservations on Project K," Perspectives in Biology and Medicine (Autumn, 1974), 21-3.
Copies of both papers are in the file.