Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer's historic experiment used techniques to cut and paste DNA to create the first custom-made organism containing recombined or "recombinant" DNA.
Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer inserted the recombinant DNA molecule they created into E. coli bacteria by means of a plasmid, thereby inducing the uptake and expression of a foreign DNA sequence known as "transformation."
Stanley Cohen speaks about his and Herbert Boyer's experiment to make the first plasmid that had been engineered to contain foreign DNA.
Image of Herbert Boyer. From lineman on the varsity football team to co-founder of the first biotech company, Boyer has never lacked imagination, drive, or vision. His and Stanley Cohen's recombinant DNA work paved the way for the biotech revolution.
Herb Boyer talks about Stanley Cohen's and his interest in plasmids as vectors for DNA.
Herbert Boyer: Former varsity lineman turned biotech bigwig. Expert at cutting DNA before most people knew it could be done. Stanley Cohen: A born tinkerer; figured out the trick of using loops of DNA called plasmids to transform bacterial DNA
Herb Boyer reflects on the importance of their work on rDNA technology and its impact on understanding the genetics of higher organisms.
Stanley Cohen talks about the challenge of isolating and studying individual genes.
Stanley Cohen talks about depressed about Asilomar.
Stanley Cohen on one of his many hikes.