Dr. Sydney Brenner, Nobel Laureate, Endorses AgBioWorld Declaration
'AgBioWorld Nobel Count now 21'
July 21, 2003
Dr. Sydney Brenner, a widely acclaimed scientist and the winner of last
year's Nobel Prize in Medicine joins 20 other Nobel laureates in endorsing
the AgBioWorld Declaration in
Support of Agricultural Biotechnology research at http://www.agbioworld.org.
Dr. Brenner, who was born in South Africa and now a professor at Salk
Institute (CA), "made seminal discoveries concerning the genetic
regulation of organ development and programmed cell death. By establishing
and using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as an experimental model
system, possibilities were opened to follow cell division and differentiation
from the fertilized egg to the adult." (Source: www.nobel.se)
Dr. Brenner has been outspoken in his call for continued genetic research
to advance human welfare. Recently at the Melbourne International Congress
of Genetics, he said "Genetic engineering has been turned into this
Frankenstein technology and a lot of it is due to ignorance."
AgBioWorld thanks the estemeed scientist for lending his support for
a worthy cause.
The full list of Nobel
laureates who support the AgBioWorld petition is available at
Learn more about Dr.
Sydney Brenner's life and work at http://www.salk.edu/news/sb.php.
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