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Page 19 - Lack of scientific certainty due to insufficient relevant scientific information and knowledge regarding the extent of the potential adverse effects...
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Page 18 - Compilation of data or information in national reports is made by the Secretariat. These reviews are public and the Secretariat distributes publication lists of such reviews. There is no independent verification of data or information. The 1996 Protocol provides that, no later than two years after the entry into force of the Protocol...
Page 36 - Gene: The fundamental physical and functional unit of heredity. A gene is an ordered sequence of nucleotides located in a particular position on a particular chromosome that encodes a specific functional product (ie, a protein or RNA molecule).
Page 37 - Genetics: The study of the patterns of inheritance of specific traits. Genome: All the genetic material in the chromosomes of a particular organism; its size is generally given as its total number of base pairs. Genome...
Page 5 - The journals — ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES, GLOBAL ISSUES, ISSUES OF DEMOCRACY, US FOREIGN POLICY AGENDA, and US SOCIETY AND VALUES — provide analysis, commentary, and background information in their thematic areas.
Page 38 - ... for the protein. Proteins are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body's cells, tissues, and organs; and each protein has unique functions. Examples are hormones, enzymes, and antibodies.
Page 16 - UNICEF works in close conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which are concerned generally with matters of health and nutrition respectively.
Page 38 - A combination of DNA molecules of different origin that are joined using recombinant DNA technologies. Recombinant DNA technology Procedure used to join together DNA segments in a cell-free system (an environment outside a cell or organism). Under appropriate conditions, a recombinant DNA molecule can enter a cell and replicate there, either autonomously or after it has become integrated into a cellular chromosome. Recombination The process by which progeny derive a combination of genes different...
Page 37 - A basic unit of DNA or RNA consisting of a nitrogenous base — adenine, guanine, thymine, or cytosine in DNA, and adenine, guanine, uracil, or cytosine in RNA.