Asilomar meeting. February 1975. (L to R) Maxine Singer, Norton Zinder, Sydney Brenner, Paul Berg.
Former New York Times journalist Victor McElheny remembers the fears of young scientists.
Former science journalist Victor McElheny talks about the impossible task of reconciling science and society in a week.
Former science journalist Victor McElheny talks about why the Asilomar conference is not a good model for the interaction of science and society.
James Watson (L) and Sydney Brenner (R) at the Asilomar meeting, 1975.
Former New York Times science journalist Victor McElheny talks about why he thought the "Moratorium Letter" was asking for trouble.
James Watson recollects his feelings about the Asilomar meeting.
Synthesizing human insulin using recombinant DNA, 3D animation with no audio
Sydney Brenner talks about his suggestion that the Press switch off their tape recorders at Asilomar.
Alexander Capron talks about a limit to freedom of inquiry.