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Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Roy L. Morgan

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October 24, 1975 Captain Roy L. Morgan P.O. Box 5061 L--- Everett, Washington 98206 Dear Captain Morgan, I have your interesting note of October 17ph about genetic aquaculture. Before we can hope to make any useful applications of genetic engineering in this field - and I suspect that this will take quite a few years - I think we will have to acquire such more basic knowledge on the nutrition, physiology, ecology as well ae genetics of useful food apeciee. There is probably a very great deal that could be done by applying conventional breeding methods - as has been done in goldfish culture for different purpose6 - and this basic knowledge of marine genetics would be absolutely indispensable before attempting to apply more sophisticated approaches. I do know that there is a group connected with the SYNTEX Corporation in Palo Alto that is very much interested in the culture of cruste&iens along somewhat similar lines and I aqgeet that you get in touch with thm. I am afraid I do not have mre particular information on who ie involved. Sincerely yours, Joshua Lederberg Professor of Genetics

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