JOSHUA LEDERBERG, PH.D.
The past 15 or 20 years have seen the transmutation of genetics into biochemistry and the emergence of a new science of molecular biology. This discipline has greatly illuminated some of the most fundamental issues of human nature. It inevitably raises questions for that time when we modify the genotypes of human beings by principles already commonplace in the experimental genetics of microorganisms.
Originally it had been my intention to discourse on these questions to contemplate how we might be able to cope with the issues that this awful knowledge which man has acquired might bring us. But in contemplating
LEDERBERG J. A Geneticist Looks at Contraception and Abortion. Ann Intern Med. ;67:25–27. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-3-25
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(3_Part_2):25-27.
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