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Paul Berg (1976)

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Image of Paul Berg, Brooklyn-bred chemistry whiz. Known for his pioneering work in recombinant DNA, which won him a Nobel Prize in 1980.
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15020. Possible dangers of recombinant DNA, Paul Berg
Paul Berg talks about possible dangers of recombinant DNA.
15024. The origin and utility of recombinant DNA, Paul Berg
Paul Berg discusses the usefulness of recombinant DNA to isolate and study genes.
15022. How the first recombinant DNA was created, Paul Berg
Paul Berg speaks about his student Janet Mertz's experiment to make the first recombinant DNA molecule.
16526. Biography 23: Frederick Sanger (1918- )
Frederick Sanger received two Nobel prizes (in the same category), for his work on protein sequencing and DNA sequencing.
15019. Cohesive (sticky) ends and their significance in genetic engineering, Paul Berg
Paul Berg talks about cohesive (sticky) ends and their significance in genetic engineering.
15018. Outrage over recombinant DNA, Paul Berg
Paul Berg's student, Janet Mertz, planned an experiment that would recombine DNA from a monkey virus with DNA from a bacterium that lives in the human gut. Berg describes colleague Bob Pollack's outrage at this.
15653. Asilomar meeting
Asilomar meeting. February 1975. (L to R) Maxine Singer, Norton Zinder, Sydney Brenner, Paul Berg.
15025. On the phenomenon of restriction, Paul Berg
Paul Berg speaks about Herbert Boyer's research into the process by which an organism, such as a bacterium, can recognize and destroy foreign DNA.
15023. The experiment that galvanized the scientific community, Paul Berg
Paul Berg talks about why experiments with recombinant DNA set off a firestorm of controversy, including a moratorium on further experimentation with rDNA.
15017. Reaction to outrage over recombinant DNA, Paul Berg
Paul Berg recollects his reaction to his colleague Bob Pollack's opposition to experimentation with recombinant DNA.
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