The Federal Authorities
of the Swiss Confederation

3rd Title: Confederation, Cantons and Communes
Chapter 2: Powers
Section 8: Housing, Employment, Social Security and Health
< Art. 119a Transplant medicine
> Art. 121

Art. 120 Non-human gene technology*

1 Human beings and their environment shall be protected against the misuse of gene technology.

2 The Confederation shall legislate on the use of reproductive and genetic material from animals, plants and other organisms. In doing so, it shall take account of the dignity of living beings as well as the safety of human beings, animals and the environment, and shall protect the genetic diversity of animal and plant species.

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