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Implications of recombinant DNA work, Herbert Boyer

Interviewee: Herbert Boyer. Herb Boyer reflects on the importance of their work on rDNA technology and its impact on understanding the genetics of higher organisms. (DNAi Location: Manipulation > Revolution > Players > Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen > Implications of their work)
Well the implication is that you could do molecular biology on the chromosomes of higher organisms, you could understand the genetics in the detail that had been established for animal viruses, bacterial viruses and, and the bacterial chromosome. 'Course it's, it's come such a long, gone way beyond that now, but those were the immediate implications that it was a breakthrough into understanding the genetics of higher organisms or what we call eukaryotic organisms, non-bacterial.
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