Additional Resources

Web Resources

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. 1980 Winner Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. The Lasker Foundation.

Berg, Paul. Asilomar and Recombinant DNA. The Nobel Foundation.

Nobel Web AB. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1980. The Nobel Foundation.

University of California, Berkeley. A Stanford Professor's Career in Biochemistry, Science Politics, and the Biotechnology Industry. Oral History.

Manuscript Collections

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Guide to the Paul Berg Papers, 1953-1986.


Singer, Maxine, and Paul Berg. Exploring Genetic Mechanisms. Sausalito, CA: University Science Books, 1997.

Berg, Paul, and Maxine Singer. Dealing with Genes: The Language of Heredity. Mill Valley, CA: University Science Books, 1992.

Singer, Maxine, and Paul Berg. Genes and Genomes: A Changing Perspective. Mill Valley, CA: University Science Books, 1991.

Kornberg, Arthur. For the Love of Enzymes: The Odyssey of a Biochemist. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.


Berg, Paul, and W. K. Joklik. "Enzymatic Phosphorylation of Nucleoside Diphosphates." Journal of Biological Chemistry 210, no. 2 (1 October 1954): 657-672.

Berg, Paul, David Baltimore, H. W. Boyer, S. N. Cohen, R. W. Davis, D. S. Hogness, Daniel Nathans, et al. "Potential Biohazards of Recombinant DNA Molecules." Science 185, no. 4148 (26 July 1974): 303.

Berg, Paul, David Baltimore, Sydney Brenner, R. O. Roblin III, and Maxine Singer. "Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA Molecules." Science 188, no. 4192 (6 June 1975): 991-994.

Wade, Nicholas. "Recombinant DNA: NIH Group Stirs Storm by Drafting Laxer Rules." Science 190, no. 4216 (21 November 1975): 767-769.

Wade, Nicholas. "Recombinant DNA: NIH Sets Strict Rules to Launch New Technology." Science 190, no. 4220 (19 December 1975): 1175-1179.

Mulligan, R. C., and Paul Berg. "Expression of a Bacterial Gene in Mammalian Cells." Science 209, no. 4463 (19 September 1980): 1422-1427.

Berg, Paul. "Moments of Discovery: My Favorite Experiments." Journal of Biological Chemistry 278, no. 42 (17 October 2003): 40417-40424.