Manual for Assessing Ecological and Human Health Effects of Genetically Engineered Organisms

Authored by a group of scientists from a wide range of disciplines, including Mark Wheelis (University of California-Davis), Andrew Spielman (Harvard University), Philip Regal (University of Minnesota), Deborah Letourneau (University of California-Santa Cruz), Terrie Klinger (Friday Harbor Labs), Anne R. Kapuscinski (University of Minnesota), Conrad Istock (formerly of the University of Arizona), Elaine Ingham (Oregon State University), Norman Ellstrand (University of California-Riverside), Pushpa M. Bhargava (Anveshna Consultancy, India), and Sharon Akabas (Columbia University).

The two-volume manual, reviewed in a double blind peer review managed by a former head of the Ecological Society of America, is available in a downloadable PDF format version (see below) or, for researchers and regulators in the Global South or in Central and Eastern Europe, on CD (available on request by mail). The Manual available here is the second, much-expanded, and renamed edition of the DRAFT Assessment of Genetically Engineered Organisms in the Environment: The Puget Sound Workshop Biosafety Handbook - the acclaimed, path-breaking work brought out in 1996 as a biosafety handbook accessible to the public and reflective of maximum concern for ecological and human health.

 


 

Important Download Notes

The Manual is copyrighted by the Edmonds Institute and is available for download from this page free of charge. Persons or institutions who wish to duplicate and further distribute the Manual in whole or part must contact the Edmonds Institute for permission.

The Manual is available here in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format. A free PDF reader which will display and print these files on Macintosh, Windows, and other computers may be downloaded at Adobe's Acrobat page.

Due to the length and complexity of the Manual, these files are large. Some users may experience a wait while downloading. Please refer to the chart at the bottom of this page for approximate download times for modem connections.


 

Manual for Assessing Ecological and Human Health
Effects of Genetically Engineered Organisms


Suggested Version
for Printing

Includes all blank and title pages as they appear in the paper original. By printing this document's odd pages, reversing and reinserting the paper in your printer, and then printing the even pages, you may have an unbound facsimile of the original manual.

Part One:
Introductory Materials and Supporting Text for Flowcharts (1.0mb, 187 pages)

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Part Two:
Flowcharts and Worksheets (1.3mb, 137 pages)

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Both Parts Together:
One and Two in a Single File
(2.3mb, 324 pages)

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Suggested Version
for On-Screen Browsing

Identical content as the paper original, except duplicate title and blank pages have been removed to facilitate on-screen browsing. Landscape oriented pages are rotated to appear horizontally on your screen.

Part One:
Introductory Materials and Supporting Text for Flowcharts (1.0mb, 174 pages)

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Part Two:
Flowcharts and Worksheets (1.3mb, 93 pages)

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Both Parts Together:
One and Two in a Single File
(2.3mb, 267 pages)

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Approximate Download Times  

Type of Connection Printing or On-Screen Version
14.4 modem Part One: 12 to 19 minutes
Part Two: 16 - 25 minutes
Both: 26 - 44 minutes
28.8 - 33.6 modem Part One: 5 to 7.5 minutes
Part Two: 7 - 10 minutes
Both: 11 - 18 minutes
56k modem Part One: 3.5 to 5.5 minutes
Part Two: 4.5 - 7 minutes
Both: 7.5 -13 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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