Definitions

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  • n. protection from potential harm from biological agents, such as infectious microbes or modified genes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. safety from exposure to infectious agents

Etymologies

bio- +‎ safety (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [laughs] Because the term biosafety officer really had not been coined until 1976 or thereabouts, at the Asilomar Conference in California, where the first recombinant DNA research was presented as scientific fact.

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  • Because of the particularly toxic nature of the disease-causing agents studied at these labs, known as biosafety level (BSL) 4 labs, they are held to a higher level of security, or they are supposed to ... '

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: GAO Uncovers Lax Security at Top Bio-Labs

  • Because of the particularly toxic nature of the disease-causing agents studied at these labs, known as biosafety level (BSL) 4 labs, they are held to a higher level of security, or they are supposed to ...

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: GAO Uncovers Lax Security at Top Bio-Labs

  • Extending the rule to labs that handle anthrax, West Nile virus and tuberculosis, known as biosafety level 3, could affect hundreds of scientists.

    Newsvine - Get Smarter Here

  • Multilateral Environmental Agreements – WTO rules should not override multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) designed to address global environmental problems such as biosafety, climate change and hazardous waste.

    WTO to be Held in Cancun -Sept 10

  • And multilateral negotiations will soon be underway on agreements to address new, emerging issues such as biosafety and the use of toxic chemicals, in particular those chemicals like DDT and PCBs that are persistent and that travel long distances through the atmosphere and oceans.

    Address Before The 26th Annual American Law Institute

  • There is a consensus to destroy the viruses, so how come we're in this situation where we're pandering to the U.S. and Russia? asked Lim Li Ching, a biosafety expert at Third World Network, a group that lobbies on behalf of developing countries.

    Experts debate destroying last smallpox viruses

  • Ironically, this is because of immensely complex biosafety regulations demanded by environmental pressure groups in the West, which don't apply to crop varieties produced by other means, including mutation by irradiation.

    Why Deny Biotech to a Hungry Africa?

  • Mahyco conducted 25 environmental biosafety studies supervised by independent and government agencies to ensure that its product had the same nutritional value and is compositionally identical to regular eggplant; finally, it did rigorous field trials in collaboration with two Indian agricultural universities.

    Entrepreneurs and Eggplant

  • Michaels, too, needs to sit down and read the CDC/NIH biosafety handbook.

    Bias Infects The Gray Lady

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