National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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August 21, 2002

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The possibility of certain genetically engineered fish and other animals escaping and potentially introducing engineered genes into wild populations tops the list of concerns associated with advances in animal biotechnology, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. On the other hand, no evidence yet exists that products from cloned livestock are unsafe for human consumption, although the committee that wrote the report found it difficult to identify concerns without additional information about food composition, which could be collected using available analytical tests.


Speakers:
John G. Vandenbergh, Professor of Zoology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh and Chair, Committee on Defining Science-Based Concerns Associated With Products of Animal Biotechnology.