Team:Valencia UPV/safety

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<P<No negative ethical impacts  arise from the project. The experimental work has been carried out under Good Laboratory Practice Standards with microorganisms classified to Level 1 (well-characterized microorganisms not known to cause disease in healthy adult humans) according to the current legislation (Spanish Law 31/1995, RD 664/1997, in agreement with international ones).</p>
 
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<p>The construction of genetically modified organisms has been conducted adhering to Law 9/2003, RD 178/2004 and RD 191/2013. No deliberate release of GMOs was done during the course of this project, and material in contact with GMOs has been sterilized before disposal from containment areas to prevent accidental spreading.</p>
 
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We have statisfied the iGEM criteria for safety including the <a href="http://igem.org/Safety/Safety_Form?team_id=1554" class="normal-link-page">safety form</a> and the check-ins.</p>
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One of today’s greatest concerns regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is biosafety. While talking to people about our project we realized that fears about GMO are still present in our society. Therefore, we paid special attention to public perception and understanding when discussing our project approach as explained in the <a href="http://2014.igem.org/Team:Valencia_UPV/policy/overview" class="normal-link-page">Policy and Practices overview.</a>  <br/><br/>
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As a result, the <a href="http://2014.igem.org/Team:Valencia_UPV/Project/modules/biosafety" class="normal-link-page">Biosafety module</a> was developed. This module has two objectives, to preserve the identity of the genetically engineered plant allowing its unequivocal identification by changing its color; and avoid its uncontrolled spread inhibiting the pollen production by male-sterility. We implemented this module in collaboration with NRP-UEA-Norwich team and <a href="http://2014.igem.org/Team:Valencia_UPV/Project/results/biosafety" class="normal-link-page">Results</a>  can be checked here. <br/><br/>
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Additionally, our team successfully completed the <a href="http://igem.org/Safety/Safety_Form?team_id=1554" class="normal-link-page">Safety form</a> updating it when it was necessary.
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Latest revision as of 02:02, 18 October 2014



Safety


One of today’s greatest concerns regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is biosafety. While talking to people about our project we realized that fears about GMO are still present in our society. Therefore, we paid special attention to public perception and understanding when discussing our project approach as explained in the Policy and Practices overview.

As a result, the Biosafety module was developed. This module has two objectives, to preserve the identity of the genetically engineered plant allowing its unequivocal identification by changing its color; and avoid its uncontrolled spread inhibiting the pollen production by male-sterility. We implemented this module in collaboration with NRP-UEA-Norwich team and Results can be checked here.

Additionally, our team successfully completed the Safety form updating it when it was necessary.