DNA Folly Continues

Watson, James D.
January 1979
New Republic;1/13/79, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p12
Comments on the debate over conducting recombinant DNA research and examines the reasons behind the highly cautious approach adopted towards recombinant DNA research and development in the scientific community and among the general public. Alleged threat of recombinant DNA research to civilization; Benefits offered by the technology; Reasons given for opposing the use of the technology; Impact of a temporary moratorium on experiments in 1974; Guidelines issued by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.


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