B. Genetic Elements

Recombinant nucleic acids and organisms can also be subject to the regulations under the Select Agent Program. These include:

  • Nucleic acids that can produce infectious forms of any select agent viruses.
  • Recombinant and/or synthetic nucleic acids that encode for the functional form(s) of any select agent toxin if the nucleic acids:
    • Can be expressed in vivo or in vitro.
    • Are in a vector or recombinant host genome and can be expressed in vivo or in vitro.
  • Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and toxins listed above that have been genetically modified.