Interview with Professor Paul Berg by Joanna Rose, science writer, 8 December 2001.
Professor Berg talks about the development of genetic engineering; the commercial pressure on research (3:26); basic versus applied research (5:41); the Asilomar conferences on the risks of gene-splicing experiments (6:56); and today’s problems (11:44).
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