Paul Berg Developed DNA Gene Splicing

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.

      Paul Berg
      Molecular Biologist
      Stanford, CA, USA

Additional Information:

  • 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 –
    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.”.

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