Berg, Paul, 1926-....

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Birth 1926-06-30
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Biochemistry Professor at Stanford University since 1960, Berg received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1980 for "fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids with particular regard to recombinant DNA." He was appointed Director of Stanford's Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine in 1984. In 1967, Berg, working at the Salk Institute, redirected his study of protein synthesis from bacterial cells to tumor viruses. By 1970, this research had led Berg and his associates to conclude their experiments could form the basis of "man-made living matter." Spurred by growing ethical questions, Berg chaired the National Academy of Sciences 1975 conference which focused on the potential hazards of recombinant DNA research and resulted in the policy and quidelines which form the framework for genetic research.

From the description of Paul Berg papers, 1953-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 678541356

Paul Berg is the Willson Professor of Biochemistry, Stanford University. He graduated from Penn State, and received a Nobel Prize.

From the description of Commencement address at Pennsylvania State University, 1981 May 22. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 32080209

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  • Nobel prizes
  • Recombinant DNA--Research
  • Science--Moral and ethical aspects
  • Baccalaureate addresses--Pennsylvania State University
  • Science--Anecdotes--Sources
  • Molecular genetics

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