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Cohen MM, Marinello MJ, Back N. 
“Chromosomal damage in human leukocytes induced by lysergic acid diethylamide”. 
Science. 1967;155:1417-19.
Addition of lysergic acid diethylamide to cultred human leukocytes resulted in a marked increase of chromosomal abnormalities. The distribution of chromosome breaks deviated significantly from random, with accumulation of aberrations in chromosome No. 1. Cytogenic ingestigation of a patient extensively treated with this drug over a 4-year period for paranoid schizophrenia showed a similar increase in chromosomal damage.
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Apr 17, 2011 1:59
Chromosome Damage Scare #

This article was one of triggers for the LSD and Chromosome damage scare of the late 1960s. Science never formally apologized for their part in that debacle.
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