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The following are the reference materials that I used when developing this discussion.

Genethics: The Clash Between the New Genetics and Human Values - David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson

The Gene Splicing Wars - Raymond A. Zilinskas and Burke K. Zimmerman, eds

  • Chapter 1 - Asilomar and Public Policy Formation; Clifford Grobstein
  • Chapter 6 - Recombinant DNA Controversy - The Right to Know- And To Worry; Harold Schmeck, Jr.
  • Chapter 8- Who Decides Who Decides? Some Dilemmas and Other Hopes; Donald N. Michael

Impacts of Applied Genetics, Microorganisms, Plants, and Animals: Appendix III-A History of the Recombinant DNA Debate - Office of Technological Assessment (1981)

Copyright © 1997. Phillip McClean