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See also Intellectual Property. Secondary Sources John Candlish, Genetics, Molecular Biology and the Law (London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, 2010). Subject Searches: Genetic engineering--Law and legislation--United Kingdom.Human cloning--Law and legislation--United Kingdom.Biotechnology--Law and legislation--United Kingdom. Primary Sources Environmental Protection Act 1990, c. 43, 01 Nov 1990. Part VI (ss. 106-123) relate to the control of the escape or release of genetically modified organisms.  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, c. 37, 01 Nov 1990.  Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008, c. 22, 13 Nov 2008.  Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act 2023, c. 6, 23 Mar 2023. Permits “precision breeding” (a range of breeding technologies, such as gene editing (GE), that enable DNA to be edited more efficiently and precisely than current breeding techniques). Prior to the Act, precision breeding was treated the same a genetically modifying organisms by introducing genes from other species.