Rawson, editor for Thomas Y. Crowell Company book publishers, asks Nirenberg to consider the possibility of writing a book
describing advances in genetics and assessing their probable social consequences. He mentions Nirenberg's Science editorial
"Will Society Be Prepared?" as an example of demonstrating the need for "greater understanding of recent advances."
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1967-08-17 (August 17, 1967)
Thomas Y. Crowell Company
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
National Heart Institute
Reproduced with permission of Hugh Rawson.
Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
The editorial in the August 11 issue of Science, adapted from remarks you made when accepting the Research Corporation's
1966 award, points out very clearly the need for greater public understanding of recent advances in genetics.
Would you consider the possibility of writing a book that would describe these
advances and assess their probable social consequences? If such a project appeals to you, I would be very interested in getting
together with you to discuss the idea in more detail.