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Rapid action is needed to address loopholes in the international governance of self-dispersing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) purposefully released for the management of wild species and diseases.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by postdoctoral fellowships from the French Ministry of Research and the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (SEEU-FSE) to E.A. and research grants from Land and Water Australia to B.G. The authors acknowledge the comments from five anonymous reviewers, and from A. Angulo, J. Bárcena, C. Calvete, X. Cerdá, F. Courchamp & R. Hill. We also thank the participants on the 2004 Online Conference organized by the BCH for their valuable discussion, which has inspired this paper, especially B. Cooke and E. Murphy. We especially thank Leigh Bull for checking the English.

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    • Elena Angulo

    Elena Angulo was at Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, Université Paris-Sud XI, Bâtiment 362, F-91405 Orsay, France, during the writing of this article; her present address is Estación Biológica de Doñana, APDO-1056, 41080 Sevilla, Spain. angulo@ebd.csic.es.

    • Elena Angulo
    •  & Ben Gilna

    Both authors contributed equally to this paper.

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  1. Ben Gilna is at the Department of Geography, University of Hull, Hull, HU6 7RX, UK.

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