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The Daniel Nathans Papers

Title:
Letter from Aaron J. Shatkin to Daniel Nathans pdf (52,589 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Aaron J. Shatkin to Daniel Nathans
Description:
Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (52,589 Bytes)
Date:
1974-12-04 (December 4, 1974)
Creator:
Shatkin, Aaron J.
Roche Institute of Molecular Biology
Recipient:
Nathans, Daniel
Source:
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. Daniel Nathans Collection
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Aaron J. Shatkin.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
DNA, Recombinant
Exhibit Category:
Restriction Enzymes and the "New Genetics," 1970-1980
Relation:
Metadata Record Letter from Daniel Nathans to Aaron J. Shatkin (January 23, 1975) pdf (168,258 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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Unique Identifier:
PDBBJK
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
December 4, 1974
Dear Dan:
You may remember that one of the goals of the Asilomar Conference is to come up with a position paper on the preparation and use of recombinant DNA molecules. I am writing to request a one- or two-page summary of your opinion concerning the question, "Should the existing moratorium be extended, modified, or eliminated?" Your reasons, suggestions, etc. will be very helpful to the organizing committee. This is especially important for our panel where there appears to be a diversity of opinions on the matter. I am also enclosing for your information copies of the NIH standards for use of oncogenic viruses in NCI laboratories and general guidelines for SVCP contractors. Please try to send your summaries before January 15.
Thank you and best regards.
Sincerely yours,
Aaron J. Shatkin
Dept. of Cell Biology
[HANDWRITTEN: Hello Dan-- Sorry about the above. More interesting is our results with the fragments that you sent. Methyl-3H-labeled cytoplasmic and nuclear RNA hybridized to each of three fragments, and the RNase-resistant percentages were similar (~70 percent-85 percent in each case). Regards Aaron.]
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2009-12-11
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