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Paul Berg and Stanley Cohen

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Paul Berg, 1976 (L) and Stanley Cohen (R). Herbert Boyer: Former varsity lineman turned biotech bigwig. Expert at cutting DNA before most people knew it could be done. Stanley Cohen: A born tinkerer; figured out the trick of using loops of DNA called plasmids to transform bacterial DNA.
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Paul Berg, 1976 (L) and Stanley Cohen (R).<br><br> Herbert Boyer: Former varsity lineman turned biotech bigwig. Expert at cutting DNA before most people knew it could be done.<br><br> Stanley Cohen: A born tinkerer; figured out the trick of using loops of DNA called plasmids to transform bacterial DNA.
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herbert boyer,stanley cohen,bacterial dna,paul berg,tinkerer,lineman
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