Dr. Berg continues his discussion on science policy issues with Larry Goldstein. He presents his thoughts on why it has been so difficult to develop policies on issues such as genetically modified foods and embryonic stem cell research and he predicts that synthetic biology may be the next area of debate.
Larry Goldstein is Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Goldstein is also a recipient of the ASCB Public Service Award. The Goldstein lab studies how molecular motors interact with axonal vesicles and how this relates to neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s… Continue Reading
Paul Berg joined the nascent Biochemisty department at Stanford University in 1959 and has remained there since. Berg’s early work led to the discovery of the aminoacyl tRNA synthetases and tRNAs and their role in protein synthesis. Berg was a pioneer in developing recombinant DNA techniques, work for which he shared the 1980 Nobel Prize… Continue Reading