Will Society Be Prepared?


Title:
Will Society Be Prepared?
Creator:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Date:
11 August 1967
Description:
Marshall Nirenberg's editorial calls for a more introspective response to advances in genetic research. Nirenberg predicts that man will soon have the "power to shape his own biological destiny." He fears that man may be able to program his own cells before assessing the consequences and insists that we must refrain from instructing our own cells until we are "wise enough" to make a decision as an "informed society."
Periodical:
Science
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Rights:
Reprinted with permission from Marshall Nirenberg. "Will Society be Prepared?" Science 157 (11 August 1967): 633. Copyright 1967 American Association for the Advancement of Science. and http://www.sciencemag.org/
Genre:
Articles
Subject:
Ethics
Format:
Text
Extent:
1 pages
Relation:
Notes on the future of science, 1966
Draft of Joshua Lederberg's editorial to Science magazine, 1967
Man's Power to Shape His Own Biologic Destiny--Will Society Be Prepared to Use It Wisely?, 1967
Letter from Hugh Rawson to Marshall W. Nirenberg, 1967
Language:
English
Legacy Source Citation:
Periodical. Nirenberg, Marshall W. "Will Society Be Prepared?" Science 157, 3789 (11 August 1967): 633. Article. 1 Image.. Science
Legacy ID:
JJBBHT
NLM ID:
101584910X121
Profiles Collection:
The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers
Story Section:
Public Reactions to the Genetic Code, 1961-1968