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    Moreover, the concern of some that moving DNA among species would breach customary breeding barriers and have profound effects on natural evolutionary processes has substantially disappeared as the science revealed that such exchanges occur in nature.
    — Paul Berg
    tags: nature  process  dna 
     
    That work led to the emergence of the recombinant DNA technology thereby providing a major tool for analyzing mammalian gene structure and function and formed the basis for me receiving the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
    — Paul Berg
    tags: work  technology  dna 
     
    Paradoxically, no such embargo exists for the drugs and therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of serious diseases although many of them were created with the same technologies.
    — Paul Berg
    tags: drugs  technology 
     
    But I felt it necessary to be part of the war effort and I enlisted in the Navy to be a flyer.
    — Paul Berg
    tags: war 
     
    But the prospects of designing chemical plants for industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems.
    — Paul Berg
    tags: process 
     
    By then, I was making the slow transition from classical biochemistry to molecular biology and becoming increasingly preoccupied with how genes act and how proteins are made.
    — Paul Berg
    tags: biology 
     
    Fears of creating new kinds of plagues or of altering human evolution or of irreversibly altering the environment were only some of the concerns that were rampant.
    — Paul Berg
    Today, it is research with human embryonic stem cells and attempts to prepare cloned stem cells for research and medical therapies that are being disavowed as being ethically unacceptable.
    — Paul Berg
    tags: human  research 
     
    Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human biology and their perceived impact on human values have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society.
    — Paul Berg
    With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten but I never lost the excitement of discovery.
    — Paul Berg
    tags: time  lost  discovery  facts 
     
    Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make.
    — Paul Berg
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