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|Main Title||EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Developing Methods to Assess Environmental Release.|
|Author||Levin, M. A. ; Seidler, R. ; Borquin, A. W. ; Fowle, J. R. ; Barkay, T. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Environmental Processes and Effects Research.|
|Additional Subjects||Biological agents ; Risk ; Microorganisms ; Microorganism control(Sewage) ; Assessments ; Regulations ; Environmental surveys ; Reprints ; Risk assessment ; Biotechnology ; GEM(Genetically Engineered Microorganisms) ; Genetic engineering ; Environmental health|
The EPA has invested considerable research effort--intended to meet regulatory needs--toward developing methods for assessing the environmental effects of genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs). Preliminary investigations centered on the fate, survival, accidental release, and potential effects of engineered microbes, as well as the efficacy of biological containment of GEMs in sewage. EPA also identified specific Agency capabilities and research needs relative to the regulation of biotechnology products. The results of these surveys were used to develop a research plan. The article describes the surveys, the research plan, and progress to date.