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The Paul Berg Papers

Title:
Letter from Senator Harrison Schmitt to Paul Berg pdf (51,641 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Senator Harrison Schmitt to Paul Berg
Number of Image Pages:
1 (51,641 Bytes)
Date:
1978-11-08 (November 8, 1978)
Creator:
Schmitt, Harrison
United States Senate
Recipient:
Berg, Paul
Source:
Original Repository: Stanford University Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Paul Berg Papers
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
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 Senator Harrison Schmitt (January 5, 1979) pdf (228,597 Bytes) ocr (7,276 Bytes)
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Box Number:
5
Unique Identifier:
CDBBGX
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
November 8, 1978
Dear Dr. Berg:
You will perhaps recall that on September 25th I communicated with you and enclosed a copy of an Oversight Report by the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space on "Recombinant DNA Research and Its Applications." In minority views in that report, I stated my opposition to "unwarranted and excessive regulation of a field of scientific research where the risks are purely theoretical and inconsistent with other knowledge."
Senator Stevenson, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, has now stated that he will be introducing legislation early in the next session of Congress that will be directed toward regulation of recombinant DNA research. Enclosed is a copy of his statement from the Congressional Record of October 14, 1978, stating his views on this issue and his intent to submit a bill in January.
I would be most interested in your views and those of your colleagues on Senator Stevenson's position on this issue. This would be of great help when this issue is debated on the Senate floor.
Sincerely,
Harrison Schmitt
United States Senator
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2008-05-07
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