Bioengineering: Short Term Optimism and Long Term Risk


Title:
Bioengineering: Short Term Optimism and Long Term Risk
Description:
Anfinsen believed that humanity could derive great benefits from biotechnology, but only with the right safeguards. In this speech delivered at the 19th Annual Nobel Conference held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, Anfinsen declared that it was possible to maintain "adequate surveillance of the application of bioengineering to human beings so long as the human hunger for power and material gain does not become overwhelming.". NOTE: Speech was given at the Nobel XIX Conference, held 4-5 October 1983 at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Extent:
12 pages
Date Created:
4 October 1983
Creator:
Anfinsen, Christian B. (Christian Boehmer), 1916-1995
Right Type:
Permission Granted - No Conditions
Right Statement:
Reproduced with permission of Libby Anfinsen.
Subject:
Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology, and Ethics, Professional
Profiles in Science ID:
KKBBDR
NLM ID:
101584571X56
Genre:
Speeches
Language:
English
Format:
Text
Location:
Box: 5. Folder: 8