Letter from Paul Berg to Robert L. Sinsheimer


Title:
Letter from Paul Berg to Robert L. Sinsheimer
Description:
This critical commentary by Paul Berg highlights the conflicting and sometimes contradictory attitudes towards the new technology of genetic engineering among many scientists in the 1970s. In this letter, Berg criticizes Sinsheimer, who visibly campaigned against recombinant DNA research as too dangerous, but also sought funds for a containment lab for that very research at his own institution (the California Institute of Technology).
Extent:
2 pages
Date Created:
30 December 1976
Creator:
Stanford University. Medical Center and Berg, Paul (Paul Berg)
Recipient:
California Institute of Technology and Sinsheimer, Robert L. (Robert L. Sinsheimer)
Source:
Original Repository. Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers. 12494
Original Repository:
Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of Paul Berg.
Subject:
DNA, Recombinant
Profiles in Science ID:
DJBBJB
NLM ID:
101584644X118
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 33. Folder: 3