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Genetically Modified Organisms (contained use)

This site provides information on working with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in contained use facilities. Contained use means the work stays within a research laboratory or a biotechnology production facility and not released into the environment.

What are GMOs?

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014: Guidance on regulations

New GMO 2014 Regulations

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014 come into force on 1 October 2014.

GMO 2014 Regulations

Managing the risks from GMOs

Managing the risks from GMOs requires an assessment of the risks to human health and the environment. This assessment must be carried out and any appropriate control measures put in place before the contained use involving GMOs can begin.

More about GMO risks

Updated 2014-09-08