CSHL Office of Technology Transfer
The bulk of this Collection focuses on CSHL’s early forays into the world of Biotechnology. Research that was initially carried out in academic laboratories led to the development of recombinant DNA techniques. This, in turn, stimulated entrepreneurial scientists to create biotechnology companies. Recombinant DNA is the technology that allows us to insert genes from one organism into another to make it produce a protein product, copy the gene multiple times, or give it a new trait. The discovery of recombinant DNA was considered the “birth” of modern biotechnology.