Patents and Genomic Medicine
A biotech lawyer explains that it's not just patents on genes, but also patents on the technologies used to manipulate and study them, that could slow development of new drugs.
Virtual Transgenic Fly Lab
If you wanted to take genetics in college but never got around to it, this computer program lets you do a month of experiments in a few minutes — without having to sort through piles of little knocked-out flies. Lots of fun, and very informative.
Clairvoyance and Caution: Repercussions from the Human Genome Project
, The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project, Cambridge, Mass., p.x, 397 p., (1992)
Nancy Wexler discusses the search for the Huntington's disease gene and the problems of undergoing a predictive test when no prevention or cure is available.
Potential Biohazards of Recombinant DNA Molecules
, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 07/1974, Volume 71, Number 7, p.2593-4, (1974)
This original call for a moratorium on recombinant DNA research, written by Paul Berg, is known as "The Asilomar Declaration."