Asilomar meeting. February 1975. (L to R) Maxine Singer, Norton Zinder, Sydney Brenner, Paul Berg.
Sydney Brenner talks about his suggestion that the Press switch off their tape recorders at Asilomar.
Sydney Brenner talks about James Watson's work on RNA.
RNA is an intermediary between DNA and protein.
James Watson recollects his feelings about the Asilomar meeting.
"Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA Molecules" published in Science on June 6, 1975.
More than 25 years after the historic meeting, James Watson looks back.
Matt Meselson also had a hand in Sydney Brenner's RNA experiment. He talks about the experiment and how they waited for James Watson's group to finished their RNA work before publishing.
Sydney Brenner showed that mRNA was the unstable intermediate that carried the message from DNA to the ribosomes.
Sydney Brenner at a 1980 Cold Spring Harbor meeting.