Talk:Asilomar Conference

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 Definition A 1975 international meeting held at Asilomar, California; organized to provide guidelines to regulate biological experiments involving the manipulation of DNA. [d] [e]
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Was this the conference where BSL/P levels were defined?

I keep having that nagging memory that the current Microbiological Safety Levels of BSL1-4 were associated with P levels for experimental hazard. My nagging memory says that P5 and P6 were defined as too hazardous to be done on the planet; a P6 example was to encode Type A Cl. botulinum exotoxin inte normal enteric E. coli.

Is this a figment of my imagination? If not, what was an example of P5? Howard C. Berkowitz 07:04, 8 January 2009 (UTC)