Letter from Maxine Singer to Robert L. Sinsheimer


Title:
Letter from Maxine Singer to Robert L. Sinsheimer
Creator:
Singer, Maxine
Recipient:
Sinsheimer, Robert and California Institute of Technology
Date:
7 January 1977
Description:
Like Paul Berg, Singer criticized Sinsheimer for undertaking what Singer and Berg considered recombinant DNA experiments in his laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, while at the same time dismissing the recently-issued NIH guidelines on rDNA research as inadequate and calling for broader restrictions on the new technology. Their exchange expressed the uncertainties over the environmental and health safety of recombinant DNA research at a time when there was little empirical data on hand and regulation had to be based on an assessment of risk.
Original Repository:
Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers
Location:
Box: 33. Folder: 4
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Library of Congress.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
DNA, Recombinant
Format:
Text
Extent:
2 pages
Relation:
A Statement, 1976
Letter from Paul Berg to Robert L. Sinsheimer, 1976
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers. 12494
Legacy ID:
DJBBJF
NLM ID:
101584644X121
Profiles Collection:
The Maxine Singer Papers
Story Section:
Risk, Regulation, and Scientific Citizenship: The Controversy over Recombinant DNA Research