Gallery 26: Harold Urey, ca 1950's
Stanley Miller and Harold Urey demonstrated that organic molecules can be synthesized under prebiotic conditions.
Apparatus used by Stanley Miller in the synthesis of organic molecules.
Stanley Miller and Harold Urey demonstrate that organic molecules can be synthesized under prebiotic conditions, and Thomas Cech and Sidney Altman show that RNA can have enzymatic activities.
Harold Urey examining results, 1950.
Stanley Miller, 1997.
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 talks about the challenge of isolating and studying individual genes.
Stanley Cohen talks about depressed about Asilomar.