Paul Berg (1976)

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.

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15024. The origin and utility of recombinant DNA, Paul Berg

Paul Berg discusses the usefulness of recombinant DNA to isolate and study genes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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15653. Asilomar meeting

Asilomar meeting. February 1975. (L to R) Maxine Singer, Norton Zinder, Sydney Brenner, Paul Berg.

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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.

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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.

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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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