Recombinant DNA and Genetic Experimentation contains papers from the Proceedings of a Conference on Recombinant DNA held in London on April 1-4, 1979. This books reviews recombinant DNA research and discusses advances in the application of recombinant DNA research and the regulations affecting such research. Part 1 of the book deals with recombinant DNA techniques that are useful in the biological perspective. These techniques include tests for rare gene exchanger and laboratory genetic manipulations. Part 2 addresses the achievements of recombinant DNA research such as the detection of homologous sequences and progress made in the research of animal viruses. Part 3 discusses the practical benefits of recombinant DNA research, covering topics such as the production of valuable proteins in alternate biological hosts. These proteins are shown as being valuable to society, besides being scientific curiosities. An important presentation is Part 4 of the symposium, which discusses the guidelines and legislations affecting recombinant DNA research such as prior restraint, prohibitions, risks, and approval of the conduct of such experiments. Part 5 concerns a review of the basic assumptions made in the symposium, while Part 6 tackles the question of what options are left open in the international arena, in the medical field, and in the eyes of the public. This collection of papers can prove beneficial for molecular biologists, DNA researchers, molecular geneticists, ecologists and endocrinologists, and pharmacologists.