Asilomar conference(redirected from Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA)
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Asilomar conferenceA meeting, in 1975, of genetic engineers who had become alarmed at the possibility of creating potentially dangerous new micro-organisms by recombinant DNA techniques. The scientists agreed to call for a world-wide moratorium on certain classes of experiment.
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