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By Joseph Fiksel, Vincent T. Covello

The function of this publication is to enquire the suitability and applicability of obtainable tools for studying the human and ecological hazards concerned about the discharge of genetically-modified microorganisms. major subject matters contain: - possibility research and evaluation; method of defense coverage; - stock of obtainable clinical probability overview equipment for biotechnology; - identity of method gaps and examine wishes in biology, ecology or different disciplines; - improvement of a basic framework to lead destiny biotechnology chance review efforts; - foreign regulatory activities.

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S. Food and Drug Admi nis tra t i on ha s approved severa 1 products of new biotechnology that are medical milestones. These include alpha-interferons for the treatment of a lethal leukemia, a monoclonal antibody preparation for preventing rejection hepati ti s vacci ne. of kidney transplants, and a new-generation Among myri ad other appl i cations, biotechnology promi ses vaccines against scourges such as malaria, schistosomiasis, and AIDS, and new therapies that could ameliorate or cure for the first time such genetic diseases as sickle-cell anemia or certain inherited immune deficiencies.

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