Man's Power to Shape His Own Biologic Destiny--Will Society Be Prepared to Use It Wisely?
This appeared shortly before Nirenberg's more famous editorial in Science in the fall of 1967. Nirenberg confronts the
same issues of knowledge and power and the future of genetic research. Anticipating the time that "man may be able to
program his own cells with synthetic information." Nirenberg notes that this will happen long before man can "assess
adequately the long-term consequences of such alterations" and resolve the ethical and moral problems it will raise.
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Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Periodical: Nirenberg, Marshall W. "Man's Power to Shape His Own Biologic Destiny--Will Society Be Prepared to Use It Wisely?"
Research Corporation Quarterly Bulletin, ([Spring 1967]). Article. 2 Images.
Reproduced with permission of the Research Corporation.
Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002