Medical News and Perspectives
March 3, 2004

Prevent Genetically Modified Organisms From Escaping Into Nature, Report Urges

JAMA. 2004;291(9):1055. doi:10.1001/jama.291.9.1055

Bioconfinement is the message of a new report by the National Academies' National Research Council (NRC) that encourages developers to design and incorporate effective ways to prevent transgenic animals and plants from breeding or competing with their wild counterparts. More research is needed to understand how well bioconfinement strategies such as induced sterility or a growth deficiency work under a wide variety of conditions, said the expert committee that wrote the document.

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