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The scientists who first planned to tinker with DNA raised safety concerns before they began and the field remains alert to potential risks. Includes: field tests, food safety, ecological safety, lab safety, antibiotic resistance, regulation, and the history of these areas.

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Bioethics.net: American Journal of Bioethics online, University of Pennsylvania: Center for Bioethics & Department of Medical Ethics; Stanford University: Center for Biomedical Ethics; M.I.T. Press; Bioethics Education Network , Cambridge, Mass.Philadelphia, (2007) Abstract
The American Journal of Bioethics (online) features frequently updated news about stem cell research, policy and regulation.
Genewatch, Council for Responsible Genetics , Boston, MA, p.v., (2007)
The Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG) Web site covers scientific, medical and bioethical issues from the perspective of the organization's goals to promote public debate and to advocate for socially responsible use of new technologies. Tables of contents and selected articles are available on the site.


Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods: Approaches to Assessing Unintended Health Effects, National Academy of Sciences , 07/2004, (2004)
Long-awaited by partisans, this report does not lend weight to either side of the controversy; rather it specifies the future research necessary to determine whether genetically engineered food is safe or harmful.


Potential Biohazards of Recombinant DNA Molecules, Paul Berg , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 07/1974, Volume 71, Number 7, p.2593-4, (1974)
This original call for a moratorium on recombinant DNA research, written by Paul Berg, is known as "The Asilomar Declaration."