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The Resource A biography of Paul Berg : the recombinant DNA controversy revisited, Errol C Friedberg ; with a foreword by Sydney Brenner

A biography of Paul Berg : the recombinant DNA controversy revisited, Errol C Friedberg ; with a foreword by Sydney Brenner

Label
A biography of Paul Berg : the recombinant DNA controversy revisited
Title
A biography of Paul Berg
Title remainder
the recombinant DNA controversy revisited
Statement of responsibility
Errol C Friedberg ; with a foreword by Sydney Brenner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a Foreword by Sydney Brenner (Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2002). This biography details the life of Paul Berg (Emeritus Professor at Stanford University), tracing Berg's life from birth, in 1926, to the present, with special emphasis on his enormous scientific contributions, including being the first to develop technology that led to gene cloning science. In 1980, Berg received a Nobel Prize in chemistry for this work. In addition to his contributions in the research laboratory, Berg orchestrated and oversaw a historic meeting at Asilomar, California that centered on a threatening controversy surrounding the perception by some of the harmful potential of recombinant DNA technology. This meeting did much to forestall this controversy and to put in place the regulation of recombinant DNA work, thus putting fears to rest. The recombinant DNA controversy was a historic outcome of the discovery of gene cloning. Notably, it represented a paramount example of scientific foresight and due diligence by the scientific community, rather than by regulatory entities in the United States and many other countries. The ultimate acceptance of gene/DNA cloning led to a new era of modern biology that thrives to the present. This book is aimed primarily at scientists and those in training. The book strives to simply provide information for the general reader, but is not specifically tailored for a general reading audience. While many books cover the recombinant DNA controversy, none have satisfactorily addressed this historic period and are often contradictory about the many who's, where's, and why's involved. Additionally, the great majority of these were written by non-scientists. This biography of Paul Berg provides access to numerous archived letters and documents at Stanford University not previously addressed, and to the chronology of events as recalled and documented by him, as well as other key personalities, many of whom were interviewed
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedberg, Errol C
Dewey number
  • 572.8/6092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH447
LC item number
.F75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berg, Paul
  • Genomics
  • Geneticists
  • Berg, Paul
  • Genetics
  • DNA, Recombinant
  • Berg, Paul
  • Berg, Paul
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • Geneticists
  • Genomics
  • United States
Label
A biography of Paul Berg : the recombinant DNA controversy revisited, Errol C Friedberg ; with a foreword by Sydney Brenner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up in Brooklyn -- The essential Paul Berg -- College and World War II -- Western Reserve University -- Copenhagen -- Washington University, St. Louis -- Discovering transfer RNA -- Stanford University and its refurbished Department of Biochemistry -- Transcription and translation : new directions -- Making recombinant DNA : the first faltering steps -- Making recombinant DNA : a major breakthrough -- EcoRI restriction endonuclease : a major breakthrough -- "Coincidence is the word we use when we can't see the levers and pulleys" -- Yet another Stanford contribution -- An historic meeting in Hawaii -- The recombinant DNA controversy -- A momentous Gordon Research Conference -- Making recombinant molecules with frog DNA -- The controversy heats up -- Asilomar II -- The dissenters : a different point of view -- The aftermath -- Legislative and revisionist challenges to recombinant DNA -- Asilomar II : lessons learned -- The Nobel Prize in chemistry -- Commercializing the technology -- Life goes on -- The "retirement" years -- Public policy issues : and other interests -- Personal challenges
Control code
884864115
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 406 pages .)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814569057
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884864115
Label
A biography of Paul Berg : the recombinant DNA controversy revisited, Errol C Friedberg ; with a foreword by Sydney Brenner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up in Brooklyn -- The essential Paul Berg -- College and World War II -- Western Reserve University -- Copenhagen -- Washington University, St. Louis -- Discovering transfer RNA -- Stanford University and its refurbished Department of Biochemistry -- Transcription and translation : new directions -- Making recombinant DNA : the first faltering steps -- Making recombinant DNA : a major breakthrough -- EcoRI restriction endonuclease : a major breakthrough -- "Coincidence is the word we use when we can't see the levers and pulleys" -- Yet another Stanford contribution -- An historic meeting in Hawaii -- The recombinant DNA controversy -- A momentous Gordon Research Conference -- Making recombinant molecules with frog DNA -- The controversy heats up -- Asilomar II -- The dissenters : a different point of view -- The aftermath -- Legislative and revisionist challenges to recombinant DNA -- Asilomar II : lessons learned -- The Nobel Prize in chemistry -- Commercializing the technology -- Life goes on -- The "retirement" years -- Public policy issues : and other interests -- Personal challenges
Control code
884864115
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxvi, 406 pages .)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814569057
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884864115

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