Recombinant DNA - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125874809, 9780323153065

Recombinant DNA

1st Edition

Science, Ethics and Politics

Editors: John Richards
eBook ISBN: 9780323153065
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1978
Page Count: 382
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Recombinant DNA: Science, Ethics, and Politics emerged from papers presented at a conference, Ethical and Methodological Dimensions of Scientific Research: Recombinant DNA, A Case Study, held at the University of Georgia, April 15-16, 1977.
Starting with an introduction to the methods and uses of recombinant DNA technology, the remaining contributions made by researchers at the symposium are organized into four parts. The first part contains papers on the development and utilization of recombinant DNA technology; genetic engineering in agriculture; and the dangers of unrestricted research. The second part focuses on the ethical aspects of recombinant DNA research. It includes studies such as ethical prerequisites for examining biological research; the limitations of broad moral policies; and ethical theories underlying the recombinant DNA controversy. The third part examines the legal aspects of recombinant DNA research and examines the issue of whether such research should be regulated. The papers in the fourth part consider directors for future research.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



The Galilean Imperative


The Development and Utilization of Recombinant DNA Technology

Genetic Engineering in Agriculture: Biological Nitrogen Fixation as a Case History

The Dangers of Unrestricted Research: The Case of Recombinant DNA

The Dangers of Unrestricted Research: A Response to Novick

The Pathogenicity of Escherichia coli


Ethical Prerequisites for Examining Biological Research: The Case of Recombinant DNA

Comments on Callahan

The Limitations of Broad Moral Policies

Ethical Theories Underlying the Recombinant DNA Controversy


A Legal Perspective on Recombinant DNA Research

Regulation of Recombinant DNA Research

Should Recombinant DNA Research Be Regulated?

Regulation at Cambridge

Beyond Recombinant DNA

Straddling the Boundaries of Theory and Practice: Recombinant DNA Research as a Case of Action in the Process of Inquiry

Beyond Recombinant DNA—Two Views of the Future


The Gordon Conference

The Berg Committee

The Asilomar Conference

Chargaff and Simring

Singer and Berg

Annotated Bibliography



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