Paul Berg, molecular biologist performed the first DNA gene splicing at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA in 1973. Berg developed splicing techniques from a virus or plasmid into selected areas of bacterial or animal DNA while recombinant DNA was introduced to a host cell producing proteins that the unmodified cell could not. Berg shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger.
Stanford, CA, USA
- Paul Berg – Wikipedia
Berg was the first scientist to create a molecule containing DNA from two different species by inserting DNA from another species into a molecule. This gene-splicing technique was a fundamental step in the development of modern genetic engineering.
- Paul Berg | Science History Institute
Dec 1, 2017 – Recombinant-DNA technology led to a new era of biotechnology … Paul Berg won the 1980 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in this field, … by two other enzymes using a procedure developed by Stanford colleagues.
- Paul Berg – GNN – Genetics and Genomics Timeline
Paul Berg (1926-) creates first recombinant DNA molecules … represented crucial steps in the subsequent development of recombinant genetic engineering.
- Biographical Overview | Paul Berg – Profiles in Science
American biochemist Paul Berg has been making outstanding contributions to … at Stanford University synthesized the first recombinant DNA (rDNA), and he … they developed in 1971-72 for splicing two DNA molecules–one from a tumor …
- Paul Berg – Interview – NobelPrize.org
Interview with Professor Paul Berg by Joanna Rose, science writer, 8 December 2001. Professor Berg talks about the development of genetic engineering; the commercial … of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant-DNA.”.