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too. It's had a very hard time.
You were going to tell me about the Lasker Awards.
Yes. The Lasker Awards, as I mentioned earlier in
this interview, were given to four people who developed the
technology for recombinant DNA and genetic lengineering. That is
Paul Berg, who designed the fundamental technique that has helped
make DNA a practical reality, and Dale Kaiser, who added to the
genetic engineering concept an approach to combining DNA; and
Herbert Boyer, who discovered constriction and modification
enzymes, the construction of plasmids and the usefulness of synthetic
DNA; Stanley Cohen, of Stanford University, for his studies
on bacterial plasmids, for his investigating of the genetics of
genes and establishing the biological province of DNA methodology.
In other words, there were these four people who made this whole
new revolutionary technique a reality, and they're all in the
San Francisco area.
Then we gave another group of awards to the men who found
out how to protect mothers from the dangers of the...really the
therapeutic development of the life-saving anti-RH vaccine, who
developed it. They were Dr. Gutterman, Dr. Freda, Dr. Finn,
Sir Cyril Clark. Those are the four in that area.
In addition to that we gave a special award to Dr. Levy
for his leadership in the development of the hypertension detection
and follow-up program, which showed that if you put a large
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