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Edinburgh university fined forlack of safety checks

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:418
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The University of Edinburgh was fined £3500 ($5600) last week after its medical school admitted failing to comply with regulations requiring safety checks on work with genetically modified organisms.

    The prosecution, initiated by the Health and Safety Executive, was the first in the United Kingdom under 1992regulations covering the safe use of genetically modified organisms in …

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