Newsletter Article – V, 1; March 2013: NIH expands recombinant DNA guidelines to include synthetic nucleic acid molecules

Newsletter Article – V, 1; March 2013: NIH expands recombinant DNA guidelines to include synthetic nucleic acid molecules

NIH expands recombinant DNA guidelines to include synthetic nucleic acid molecules
In 1974 Paul Berg performed the first experiments cleaving and ligating viral DNA; demonstrating the awesome power of genetic manipulation while raising serious safety concerns and necessitating national regulations and safety standards.

In Case You Haven’t ’Herd’: A Newsletter of Tufts Environmental Health and Safety
Volume V, Issue 1; March 2013
http://publicsafety.tufts.edu/ehs/files/March2013V.1-NIHExpandsrDNAGuidelines.pdf