Letter from Roy Curtiss III to Donald S. Fredrickson
Roy Curtiss was an attendee at the Asilomar Conference and member of the Recombinant DNA Molecule Program Advisory Committee,
which evaluated the safety risks and containment requirements of recombinant DNA experiments. After first agreeing to the
voluntary moratorium on such experiments, Curtiss came to regard genetic engineering experiments involving the much-studied
K-12 strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli as harmless, and called for revising the NIH guidelines to ease E. coli K-12
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1977-04-12 (April 12, 1977)
Curtiss, Roy III
[University of Alabama in Birmingham]
Fredrickson, Donald S.
Original Repository: Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers
Reproduced with permission of Roy Curtiss III.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Risk, Regulation, and Scientific Citizenship: The Controversy over Recombinant DNA Research