A limit to freedom of inquiry, Alexander Capron
Interviewee: Alexander Capron. Alexander Capron talks about a limit to freedom of inquiry.
I for one didn't think that a lawsuit was as likely as legislation. And one of the things I tried to emphasise was that while science has freedom of enquiry if thinking is all that is involved, when doing and acting is involved there's no special privilege for scientific actions.
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"Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA Molecules" published in Science on June 6, 1975.
Concerned lawyer Alexander Capron talks about what was learned at Asilomar.
James Watson recollects his feelings about the Asilomar meeting.
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Synthesizing human insulin using recombinant DNA, 3D animation with no audio
Former science journalist Victor McElheny talks about why the Asilomar conference is not a good model for the interaction of science and society.
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More than 25 years after the historic meeting, James Watson looks back.
Former New York Times journalist Victor McElheny remembers the fears of young scientists.