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Week 10 Notes - 12/3/2007 1:59:00 PM Introduction Molecular...

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03/12/2007 16:59:00 Introduction Molecular biology after the double helix The Recombinant DNA Debate o Cut DNA out of one bacterium and inserting it into another o DNA splicing o Announced at Gordon Conference Scientists express concerns about possible biohazards Asked for thing to be set up to study possible hazards Unusual step? Context Preceding debates on ethical, social, and political  ramifications of scientific research of late 1960s. Conclusion: Research should continue but with strict  guidelines Levels of containment for different hazard levels Debates o o By end of decade, debates had evaporated Patenting and Commercial Applications Biotech -> Industry Patents Boyer o Genentech Boom based on hype, not product o Resons
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 3C taught by Professor Porter during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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Week 10 Notes - 12/3/2007 1:59:00 PM Introduction Molecular...

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