ADS Chapter 211

Biosafety Review Procedures for the Research, Testing, and Use of Genetically Engineered Organisms

Functional Series 200 – Programming

Partial Revision Date: 05/04/2020
Responsible Office: RFS
File Name: 211_050420


USAID supports the use of safe, legal, effective technologies to advance development objectives. Where appropriate, this may include Genetically Engineered (GE) organisms (also known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), Living Modified Organisms (LMO), transgenic organisms, biotech organisms, etc.). These are defined as living organisms into which scientists have intentionally introduced genetic material, using a range of potential technological approaches. 

Last updated: May 01, 2020