Letter from Roy Curtiss III to Donald S. Fredrickson


Title:
Letter from Roy Curtiss III to Donald S. Fredrickson
Creator:
University of Alabama in Birmingham
Curtiss, Roy , III
Recipient:
Fredrickson, Donald S.
Date:
12 April 1977
Description:
Roy Curtiss was an attendee at the Asilomar Conference and member of the Recombinant DNA Molecule Program Advisory Committee, which evaluated the safety risks and containment requirements of recombinant DNA experiments. After first agreeing to the voluntary moratorium on such experiments, Curtiss came to regard genetic engineering experiments involving the much-studied K-12 strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli as harmless, and called for revising the NIH guidelines to ease E. coli K-12 containment requirements.
Original Repository:
Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers
Location:
Box: 35. Folder: 1
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Roy Curtiss III.
Genre:
Letters (correspondence)
Subject:
DNA, Recombinant, Genetic Research, Escherichia coli, and Risk Management
Format:
Text
Extent:
14 pages
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. Library of Congress. Maxine Singer Papers. 12494
Legacy ID:
DJBBJS
NLM ID:
101584644X132
Profiles Collection:
The Maxine Singer Papers
Story Section:
Risk, Regulation, and Scientific Citizenship: The Controversy over Recombinant DNA Research