Recombinant DNA and Genetic Experimentation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080244273, 9781483147062

Recombinant DNA and Genetic Experimentation

1st Edition

Proceedings of a Conference on Recombinant DNA, Jointly Organised by the Committee on Genetic Experimentation (COGENE) and the Royal Society of London, Held at Wye College, Kent, UK, 1-4 April, 1979

Editors: Joan Morgan W. J. Whelan
eBook ISBN: 9781483147062
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 334
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Description

Recombinant DNA and Genetic Experimentation contains papers from the Proceedings of a Conference on Recombinant DNA held in London on April 1-4, 1979.
This books reviews recombinant DNA research and discusses advances in the application of recombinant DNA research and the regulations affecting such research. Part 1 of the book deals with recombinant DNA techniques that are useful in the biological perspective. These techniques include tests for rare gene exchanger and laboratory genetic manipulations. Part 2 addresses the achievements of recombinant DNA research such as the detection of homologous sequences and progress made in the research of animal viruses. Part 3 discusses the practical benefits of recombinant DNA research, covering topics such as the production of valuable proteins in alternate biological hosts. These proteins are shown as being valuable to society, besides being scientific curiosities.
An important presentation is Part 4 of the symposium, which discusses the guidelines and legislations affecting recombinant DNA research such as prior restraint, prohibitions, risks, and approval of the conduct of such experiments. Part 5 concerns a review of the basic assumptions made in the symposium, while Part 6 tackles the question of what options are left open in the international arena, in the medical field, and in the eyes of the public.
This collection of papers can prove beneficial for molecular biologists, DNA researchers, molecular geneticists, ecologists and endocrinologists, and pharmacologists.

Table of Contents


Preface

Participants

Introduction and Welcome

The Purpose of the Meeting

Recombinant DNA Techniques Put into Biological Perspective

Chairman's Introduction

Evolution and Stability of Species

Discussion

Organization and Evolution of the Eukaryotic Genome

Discussion

Natural Modes of Genetic Exchange and Change

Discussion

Transposons and Insertion Sequences

Discussion

Laboratory Genetic Manipulations

Discussion

Achievements of Recombinant DNA Research

Experimental Techniques and Strategies for DNA Cloning

Application of Recombinant DNA Technology in the Molecular Genetics of Prokaryotes

New Insights into the Molecular Genetics of Animals

Discussion

Recombinant DNA and Animal Viruses: Progress and Prospects

Discussion

Chairman's Introduction

New Insights into the Molecular Genetics of Fungi and Plants

Discussion

Recombinant DNA and Agricultural Research

Discussion

Expression of Foreign Genes

Discussion

Practical Benefits of Recombinant DNA Research

Chairman's Introduction

Production of "Valuable" Proteins in Alternate Biological Hosts

The Expression of a Cloned Rabbit Chromosomal ß-Globin Gene in Mouse L Cells and Yeast

Discussion

Guidelines and Legislation

Chairman's Introduction

A History of the Recombinant DNA Guidelines in the United States

The Early History of the Recombinant DNA Molecule Program Advisory Committee of NIH

How the NIH Recombinant DNA Molecule Committee Works in 1979

Discussion

Guidelines, Legislation and Labor Relations

Discussion

Recombinant DNA Guidelines and Legislation

Summary of Report to COGENE of the Working Group on Recombinant DNA Guidelines

Discussion

Re-examination of Basic Assumptions

Chairman's Introduction

Why the "Berg" Letter was Written

Discussion

Biological Activity of Polyoma-Plasmid and Polyoma-Phage Recombinants in Mice and Hamsters

Infectivity of Polyoma Virus-Plasmid pBR322 and Polyoma Virus-Lambda Recombinants in Mouse Fibroblasts

Discussion

Second Report of the COGENE Working Group on Risk Assessment

Discussion

What Lessons Does the Recombinant DNA Debate Teach Us - A Round Table Discussion

Discussion

What Options are Now Open?

Chairman's Introduction

International Legal Aspects of Recombinant DNA Research

Discussion

Recombinant DNA: A Public Health Viewpoint

Discussion

The View of a Science Journalist

Discussion

Historical Perspectives on the Recombinant DNA Controversy

The Public Perception of Risk

Discussion

The View of a Legislator and a Summary of the Conference

Details

No. of pages:
334
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1979
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483147062

About the Editor

Joan Morgan

W. J. Whelan