The Recombinant DNA Controversy: A Memoir : Science, Politics, and the Public Interest 1974-1981
The story of the controversy over recombinant DNA and its revolutionary impact on modern science.* Provides a unique perspective on the recombinant DNA debate in the United States. * Describes the actions which NIH and the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, under the careful watch of the scientific community, the government, and skeptical members of the public, undertook to win society's acceptance of this new technology while keeping science moving cautiously forward.
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the End of the Beginning 1975
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