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A brave new beef: The US Food and Drug Administration's review of the safety of cloned animal products.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19850236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To meet its public mandate, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) collected studies on the potential health hazards of eating or drinking cloned food products. Based on an earlier National Academy of Sciences study that, on closer analysis, was not nearly as sanguine, the FDA's report found no evidence of a health risk from the public's ingestion of cloned food products. This article analyzes the risks the FDA considered, and concludes that there is a disconnect between the risks the FDA assessed in these studies and the risks that might arise from cloned food products. The FDA should consider instituting effective tracking mechanisms and other diagnostics that would permit scientists and the public to answer the question of health risks posed by cloned food products.
Authors:
Louis M Solomon; Rebekka C Noll; David S Mordkoff; Patrick Murphy; Marcy Rolerson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gender medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1878-7398     ISO Abbreviation:  Gend Med     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-23     Completed Date:  2010-02-16     Revised Date:  2011-01-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101225178     Medline TA:  Gend Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, New York 10036-8299, USA. Lsolomon@proskauer.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Husbandry / legislation & jurisprudence*
Animals
Cloning, Organism / legislation & jurisprudence*
Epigenesis, Genetic / physiology*
Food Labeling
Food Technology / legislation & jurisprudence*
Foodborne Diseases / prevention & control*
Humans
Product Surveillance, Postmarketing
Risk Assessment
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration / legislation & jurisprudence*

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