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Summary statement of the Asilomar conference on recombinant DNA molecules

Berg, Paul and Baltimore, David and Brenner, Sydney and Roblin, Richard O., III and Singer, Maxine F. (1975) Summary statement of the Asilomar conference on recombinant DNA molecules. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 72 (6). pp. 1981-1984. ISSN 0027-8424.

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This meeting was organized to review scientific progress in research on recombinant DNA molecules and to discuss appropriate ways to deal with the potential biohazards of this work. Impressive scientific achievements have already been made in this field and these techniques have a remarkable potential for furthering our understanding of fundamental biochemical processes in pro- and eukaryotic cells. The use of recombinant DNA methodology promises to revolutionize the practice of molecular biology. Although there has as yet been no practical application of the new techniques, there is every reason to believe that they will have significant practical utility in the future.

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Additional Information:© 1975 by the National Academy of Sciences. Summary statement of the report submitted to the Assembly of Life Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences and approved by its Executive Committee on 20 May 1975. The work of the committee was assisted by the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Staff: Artemis P. Simopoulos (Executive Secretary) and Elena O. Nightingale (Resident Fellow), Division of Medical Sciences, Assembly of Life Sciences, and supported by the National Institutes of Health (Contract NO1-OD-5-2103) and the National Science Foundation (Grant GBMS75-05293).
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