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SECTION 3220
Findings
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 32-A
§ 3220. Findings. The legislature finds that new techniques of
genetic manipulation which allow researchers to accomplish exchanges of
genetic material between unlike organisms offer great potential for
expanding human knowledge of genetics but also may present significant
risks to public health, to the environment and to the health of research
workers. These experiments are being conducted at research institutions
in New York, including universities, hospitals and industrial
facilities. Industry plans to mass-produce recombinant organisms should
such organisms be found to have commercial uses. Such research and
production should only be conducted under safe conditions as prescribed
by the commissioner.