The year 1985 marks the tenth anniversary of the International Conference on Recombinant DNA Molecules held at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California in late February, 1975. The entire field of genetic engineering technology or "gene splicing" is not much older than the Conference itself. Many articles and much discussion have been occasioned by the recombinant DNA debate, including legal symposia held by the Universities of Southern California and Toledo. This article looks back at the events which led to Asilomar, the debate which followed, and some of the legal and ethical problems involved in the debate.
Barkstrom, John E.
"Recombinant DNA and the Regulation of Biotechnology: Reflections on the Asilomar Conference, Ten Years After,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 19
, Article 3.
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