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Biosafety and Regulation for Genetically Modified Organisms
Author(s): Xue Dayuan

ISBN:    978-1-84265-791-1 
Publication Year:   2015
Pages:   398
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   185mm x 240mm
Weight:   970

About the book

Since early 1970s, the establishment of recombinant DNA technology and the subsequent rapid development of transgenic technology have played, and will continue to play, a key role in fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, medicine, light industry and environmental protection. Many people believe that biotechnology will be one of the ten key-technologies for high-tech development in the next few years. Some even consider the biotechnology, particularly GM technology as key technology to solve the food security problems for developing countries in the 21st century. This book, in three parts, discusses the biological base of transgenic technology, the effects of GMOs on environment and health, and assessment and regulation of risks of GMOs in the first part; policies, regulations, laws and framework of biosafety of GMOs are analyzed in the second part; the socio-economic impacts and public participation are in the third part. All the contents are based on the studies and experiences on the GMOs and their biosafety.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Molecular Basis of Genetic Engineering / Principles and Applications of Genetic Engineering / Development of Transgenic Biotechnology / Potential Health Risks from Genetically Modified Organisms / The Potential Ecological Risks of Genetically Modified Organisms / Risk Assessment of GMOs: Methods and Cases / Risk Management of GMOs / Detection and Monitoring of Transgenes / Biosafety International Law: Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety / Biosafety Legislations in Some Countries / Framework of China’s Biosafety Policies, Regulations and System / Transboundary Movements and Labeling of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) / Damage Liability and Redress in Biosafety Law / Socio-Economic Impacts of GMOs / Emergency Management for Biosafety / Public Education and Participation on Biosafety / References.


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