A Biography of Paul Berg : The Recombinant DNA Controversy - download pdf or read online

By Errol C Friedberg

ISBN-10: 9814569038

ISBN-13: 9789814569033

With a Foreword by means of Sydney Brenner (Nobel laureate in body structure or medication, 2002)

This biography information the lifetime of Paul Berg (Emeritus Professor at Stanford University), tracing Berg's lifestyles from delivery, in 1926, to the current, with specific emphasis on his huge, immense medical contributions, together with being the 1st to improve expertise that resulted in gene cloning technology. In 1980, Berg bought a Nobel Prize in chemistry for this work.

as well as his contributions within the study laboratory, Berg orchestrated and oversaw a old assembly at Asilomar, California that based on a threatening controversy surrounding the conception through many of the damaging power of recombinant DNA expertise. This assembly did a lot to prevent this controversy and to install position the legislation of recombinant DNA paintings, therefore placing fears to rest.

The recombinant DNA controversy used to be a ancient consequence of the invention of gene cloning. significantly, it represented a paramount instance of clinical foresight and due diligence via the medical group, instead of via regulatory entities within the usa and lots of different nations. the last word recognition of gene/DNA cloning resulted in a brand new period of recent biology that flourishes to the present.

This e-book is aimed essentially at scientists and people in education. The booklet strives to easily supply details for the final reader, yet isn't really particularly adapted for a common interpreting audience.

whereas many books disguise the recombinant DNA controversy, none have satisfactorily addressed this old interval and are frequently contradictory in regards to the many who is, where's, and why's concerned. also, the good majority of those have been written through non-scientists. This biography of Paul Berg offers entry to various archived letters and files at Stanford college now not formerly addressed, and to the chronology of occasions as recalled and documented by way of him, in addition to different key personalities, a lot of whom have been interviewed.

Readership: Researchers, graduate scholars, undergraduates in lifestyles sciences, drugs and chemistry and lay public.

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Aside from the anticipation of an exceptional scientific milieu, the geographical proximity of La Jolla to Palo Alto promised a comfortable commute to and from Berg’s Stanford laboratory, facilitating frequent contact with his graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Then too, the greater La Jolla area was celebrated for its scenic splendor and relaxed lifestyle, offering an inviting environment to engage the entire Berg family for a year. Berg, his wife Millie and his then young son John made the short journey south to La Jolla in the fall of 1967, where they were joined by Berg’s long time technical assistant Marianne Dieckmann and by a young French scientist, Francois Cuzin, a recent post-doctoral fellow from Francois Jacob’s laboratory at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.

These later residents included Isaac Bashevis Singer (Nobel Laureate in literature in 1978), musician Woody Guthrie, and opera star Beverly (Bubbles) Sills,* with whom Berg enjoyed a brief boyfriend/girl-next-door relationship — much to his and brother Jack’s delight. Following a further year of elementary schooling at Coney Island’s PS 188, Berg entered the nearby Mark Twain Junior High School, an educational institution distinguished for its academic rigor and talented students. Intellectually gifted pupils (an assemblage that included Berg) were afforded the opportunity of completing the 7th and 8th grade curricula in a single year.

13 Berg’s scientific bent was both early (developing well before he attended junior high school) and dedicated, especially in biology. Unlike scientific luminaries such as Jim Watson, (whose father nurtured his passionate interest in ornithology) and Sydney Brenner (whose fascination * Beverly Sills rose to musical prominence when as a youngster she became the voice of the “Rinso Song” on the Rinso radio show. “Rinso white! Rinso bright! Happy little washday song” was one of the earliest musical jingles and was used by Lever Brothers to mass market their soap powder.

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