DNA Technology: Asilomar Conference and ‘Moratorium’ on Use
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Wright, S. 2006. DNA Technology: Asilomar Conference and ‘Moratorium’ on Use. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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The 1975 Asilomar conference is seen a landmark in the history of genetic engineering, an event that served as an influential model for policy making at that time. Its role as a model for future policy making on DNA technologies has been broadly questioned, particularly since commercial and military interests have been seen as major influences on the field's development.
- Paul Berg;
- genetic engineering;
- biological weapons;
- human genetic modification