Article 159 of the Penal Code

  Penal Code

1. Those who, with a purpose other than the elimination or reduction of defects or serious diseases, manipulate genes will be punished with a prison sentence of two to six years and special disqualification from employment or public office, profession or trade from seven to ten years. humans in such a way as to alter the genotype.

2. If the alteration of the genotype were carried out due to gross imprudence, the penalty will be a fine of six to fifteen months and special disqualification for employment or public office, profession or trade of one to three years.

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This article establishes the penalties for people who manipulate human genes so that the genotype is altered.

Article 159 of the Penal Code It is part of the title dedicated to crimes related to genetic manipulation: