Berg, Paul, 1926-....

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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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referencedIn Maxine Singer Papers, 1950-2004, (bulk 1970-1995) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Conference with President Francois Mitterand at the Center for Integrated Systems [videorecording], 1984 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Cohen, Seymour S. (Seymour Stanley), 1917-. Papers, 1938-1990. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Horace Freeland Judson Collection, 1968-1978 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Seymour S. Cohen Papers, 1938-1990 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Paul Berg discusses the Beckman Center [videorecording], undated Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Berg, Paul, 1926-. Paul Berg papers, 1953-1996. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn "Nobel Perspectives on Ethics in Science" videorecordings, 1996 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Berg, Paul, 1926-. Commencement address at Pennsylvania State University, 1981 May 22. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn "Stanford: A Sentimental Journey" [videorecording], 1987 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn "Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance" [videorecording], undated Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn KRON-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.). Stanford: a sentimental journey : video recordings, 1987. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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