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ID (ISN) del documento30780
Número CIS 79-251
Año 1978
Número de serie
Título Health and Safety (Genetic Manipulation) Regulations 1978.
Información bibliográfica Statutory Instruments, No.752/1978, H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom. 3p. Price: £0.20.
Resumen These regulations dated 22 May 1978 (effective 1 Aug. 1978) provide that no person (self-employed or other) shall work on genetic manipulation without giving prior notification to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and that such work shall be covered by the terms of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The regulations define genetic manipulation as: "the formation of new combinations of heritable material by the insertion of nucleic acid molecules, produced by whatever means outside the cell, into any virus, bacterial plasmid, or other vector system so as to allow their incorporation into a host organism in which they do not naturally occur but in which they are capable of continued propagation". They cover the following activities which could present a health hazard to laboratory workers: introduction of plant or animal virus nucleic acid into a prokaryote or a primitive eukaryote; introduction of prokaryote viral or plasmid nucleic acid into an eukaryote cell; or co-infection with potential vector nucleic acid and prepared DNA. HSE has issued a booklet in its Health and Safety at work series: "Genetic manipulation" (ISBN 0-11-883202-6; 14p., price £0.70) also available from H.M. Stationery Office, reproducing the text of these regulations, with guidance notes and comments, sources of further information, etc.
Descriptores (primarios) trabajos de laboratorio; institutos de investigación; efectos genéticos; Reino Unido
Descriptores (secundarios) mutágenos; ADN; virus; control de la higiene en la empresa; riesgos para la salud; recambio; ley; prevención del contagio
Tipo de documento A - Leyes, reglamentos, directivas
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Normas y directivas con fuerza de ley
Broad subject area(s) Nuevas tecnologías
Navegación por categoria(s) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects