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SECTION 3221
Definitions
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 32-A
§ 3221. Definitions. As used in this article:

1. "DNA" means deoxyribonucleic acid.

2. "Recombinant DNA" means DNA molecules which;

(a) have been formed by joining together DNA segments in a cell-free
system and which have the capacity to enter a cell and to replicate in
such cell either autonomously or after they have become an integrated
part of such cell's genome; or

(b) are the result of a replication of the DNA molecules described in
paragraph (a) of this subdivision.

3. "Recombinant DNA activity" means the possession of recombinant DNA
by any person and any activity undertaken by any person for the
production of recombinant DNA.

4. "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, or legal
entity of any kind, or a governmental agency, board or body.

5. "Cell-free system" means an environment outside of any cell or
cellular organism.