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The amendment to the law on green Genetic Engineering inhibits innovation and research in Germany

ates, as well as the long lead times prior to sowing the genetically modified organisms hinder research studies. This makes scientific studies on the topic of "green genetic engineering" difficult, if not impossible. In the opinion of the DFG this applies equally to the accompanying research called for by the EU Directive, which is intended to assist with the collection of empirical data on the introduction of genetically modified organisms.

The DFG calls for decisive changes to be made to the Genetic Engineering Act.

The statement is available in full (in German) from http://www.dfg.de/aktuelles_presse/reden_stellungnahmen/2004/download/gentechnikrecht_0604.pdf

For further information contact: Prof. Jrg Hacker, Department of Molecular Infection Biology, University of Wrzburg, Tel.: 49-0-9131/ 31-2575, e-mail: j.hacker@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de.


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Contact: Prof. Dr. Jrg Hacker
j.hacker@mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-0-9131-31-2575
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
6-Jul-2004


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