Letter from Paul Berg to Robert L. Sinsheimer


Title:
Letter from Paul Berg to Robert L. Sinsheimer
Creator:
Berg, Paul
Stanford University. Medical Center
Recipient:
Sinsheimer, Robert and California Institute of Technology
Date:
30 December 1976
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).
Original Repository:
Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers
Location:
Box: 33. Folder: 3
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Paul Berg.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
DNA, Recombinant
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
A Statement, 1976
Letter from Maxine Singer to Robert L. Sinsheimer, 1977
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers. 12494
Legacy ID:
DJBBJB
NLM ID:
101584644X118
Profiles Collection:
The Maxine Singer Papers
Story Section:
Risk, Regulation, and Scientific Citizenship: The Controversy over Recombinant DNA Research