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The spirals of the title are two: the intricate helix of DNA and the events in the personal life of a molecular biologist who understands, even if he cannot completely control, what Sheldon Krimsky has named genetic alchemy. (Krimsky was a member of the board appointed in 1976 to assess the hazards of gene-splicing experiments at Harvard. According to Krimsky, the committee realized that the scientists were concerned mainly with potential health hazards of their research; however, some members were equally concerned with the ethical and legal implications of manipulating the essence of life itself.)
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Spirals.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:326. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-326_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):326.
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