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Author Watson, James D., 1928-

Title A passion for DNA : genes, genomes, and society / James D. Watson ; with an introduction, afterword, and annotations by Walter B. Gratzer.

Publication Info. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, [2000]
©2000

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 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  572.8 WAT    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  572.86 WATSON    Check Shelf
Description xx, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Autobiographical Flights -- Values from a Chicago Upbringing 3 -- Growing Up in the Phage Group 7 -- Minds That Live for Science 17 -- Early Speculations and Facts about RNA Templates 23 -- Bragg's Foreword to The Double Helix 33 -- Biographies: Luria, Hershey, and Pauling 37 -- Recombinant DNA Controversies -- In Further Defense of DNA 49 -- Standing Up for Recombinant DNA 61 -- Nobelist Versus the Film Star 71 -- DNA Biochemical Canard 75 -- Ethos of Science -- Moving Toward the Clonal Man: Is This What We Want? 83 -- Dissemination of Unpublished Information 91 -- Science and the American Scene 105 -- Necessity for Some Academic Aloofness 109 -- Striving for Excellence 117 -- Succeeding in Science: Some Rules of Thumb 123 -- War on Cancer -- Academic Community and Cancer Research 129 -- Maintaining High-Quality Cancer Research in a Zero-Sum Era 139 -- Science for Beating Down Cancer 147 -- Societal Implications of the Human Genome Project -- Moving on to Human DNA 163 -- Ethical Implications of the Human Genome Project 169 -- Genes and Politics 179 -- Five Days in Berlin 209 -- Good Gene, Bad Gene: What Is the Right Way to Fight the Tragedy of Genetic Disease? 223 -- Viewpoint: All for the Good--Why Genetic Engineering Must Soldier On 227 -- Afterword: Envoi--DNA, Peace, and Laughter 231.
Subject Genetics -- Social aspects.
Molecular genetics.
Science and civilization.
Genetics, Medical.
Genetics, Medical -- Personal Narratives.
Research.
Research -- Personal Narratives.
Other Form: Online version: Watson, James D., 1928- Passion for DNA. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, c2000 (OCoLC)623214100
ISBN 0879695811
9780879695811
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