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The Paul Berg Papers

Title:
Letter from Alain Rambach to Paul Berg pdf (61,171 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alain Rambach to Paul Berg
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (61,171 Bytes)
Date:
1977-01-17 (January 17, 1977)
Creator:
Rambach, Alain
Institut Pasteur (France)
Recipient:
Berg, Paul
Source:
Original Repository: Stanford University Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Paul Berg Papers
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Alain Rambach.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
DNA, Recombinant
Exhibit Category:
Recombinant DNA Technologies and Researchers' Responsibilities, 1973-1980
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Paul Berg to Alain Rambach (January 26, 1977) pdf (113,313 Bytes) transcript of pdf
/ps/access/CDBBFY.pdf
Box Number:
5
Unique Identifier:
CDBBFX
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
Alain Rambach
Institut Pasteur
Paris 15
FRANCE
17 Jan 1977
Dear Paul,
I would like to tell you
(A) that two opinions have spread, among others, in Europe:
(1) that Stanford asked for "safety limitations" to block others from working in genetic engineering
(2) that Stanford tries to keep for itself the possible economic advantages of scientific discoveries in a whole new field.
(B) that, back in France, I have been telling that not only (1) has no meaning but also that personnaly [sic] you, Paul Berg, went to this safety business only when, in 72 or 73, someone put up to your mind as a scientific problem the possibility of a potential danger. About (2), after I asked your opinion in October 76, you told me clearly that personnaly [sic] you were against most aspects of a patent covering the applications of a whole new scientific field and that you would send to me a copy of the letter you wrote to the NIH to present your opinion on the matter.
I have never said that (1) was true or that you were pushing for (2). I keep all my admiration for your teaching and I am very respectfully yours,
Alain
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2008-03-20
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