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Mertz, Janet E.



  • Existence: 1949 August 9 -

Biographical Note

Janet E. Mertz, born 1949, is a molecular biologist and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Mertz was a graduate student in Paul Berg's lab and a participant in Cold Spring Harbor tumor virus workshop (1971).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oral History Program, oral history collection on the recombinant DNA controversy

Identifier: MC-0100
Abstract The recombinant DNA oral history project was begun at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975, shortly after the Asilomar Conference, an international conference of molecular biologists held in Pacific Grove, California, to assess the risks involved in recombinant DNA research and establish research guidelines. The project, directed by Charles Weiner, professor of history of science and technology at MIT, aimed to document the social impact of the research and the controversy that...
Dates: 1966 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1978