Hypothetical Risk: Cambridge City Council's Hearings on Recombinant DNA Research (1976)

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I assume those that are sitting there at the table are the delegation representing Harvard College. Is that right?

MAN: That is correct. Yes, sir.

VELLUCCI: Okay, sir. Then, for the person who speaks, kindly give your name, your address, your title, and the organization that you represent. Refrain from using the alphabet. Most of us in this room, including myself, are laypeople. We don't understand your alphabet. So you will spell it out for us, so that we know exactly what you're talking about, because we are here to listen. Thank you.

NARRATOR: Dr. Mark Ptashne, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Harvard, told the council that--