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Recombinant DNA research at UCSF and commercial application at Genentech : oral history transcript / 2001.
BANC MSS 2005/182 c; Phonotape 3762 C:1-9
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Title:

Recombinant DNA research at UCSF and commercial application at Genentech : oral history transcript / 2001

Creator/Contributor:

Boyer, Herbert W., creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Hughes, Sally Smith, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Rockafellar, Nancy.

Creator/Contributor:

Zvanovec-Higbee, Kathleen.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Creator/Contributor:

University of California, San Francisco, Dept. of the History of Health Sciences., Oral History Program.

Creator/Contributor:

Program in the History of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

Abstract:

Pennsylvania family background; education at St. Vincent College, University of Pittsburgh; postdoctoral research on restriction enzymes, Yale, 1963-1966; assistant professor to professor, University of California, San Francisco, 1966-1991; recombinant DNA research: collaboration with Stanley N. Cohen, biohazards controversy, development/diffusion of recombinant DNA, NIH research guidelines, UCSF politics/biosafety policy; Genentech, Inc.: founding, financing, staffing the company with Robert Swanson; the somatostatin, insulin, and growth hormone projects; university relations/reactions; Boyer-Cohen recombinant DNA patents; comments on scientific approach, Gordon Tomkins, writing/publishing papers, self assessment.

Date:

2001 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Boyer, Herbert W -- Interviews
Cohen, Stanley N
Swanson, Robert A -- 1947-1999
Tomkins, Gordon Mayer -- 1926-
Genentech, Inc. -- History
Biochemists -- California -- Interviews
Recombinant DNA -- Research
Somatostatin -- Research
Insulin -- Biotechnology -- Research
Somatotropin -- Research

Note:

Herbert W. Boyer ; with an introduction by J. Michael Bishop, M.D. Interviews conducted in 1994 by Sally Smith Hughes. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Co-produced with the UCSF Oral History Program.
Forms part of the Program in the History of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology.
Edited by Nancy Rockafellar and Kathleen Zvanovec-Higbee.
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3762 C:1-9.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xvi, 188 p.) : ill., port. ; 29 cm.
9 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z1c5m
BANC MSS 2005/182 c
Phonotape 3762 C:1-9

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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