Stanley Cohen talks about depressed about Asilomar.
Stanley Cohen, Stanford University professor.
Genes can be moved between species.
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 talks about scare scenarios.
Stanley Cohen speaks about his and Herbert Boyer's experiment to make the first plasmid that had been engineered to contain foreign 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
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.
Herb Boyer talks about Stanley Cohen's and his interest in plasmids as vectors for DNA.