Gene Guard Act (S/F)

In 1997, the Ethical Negligence within Paleo-Genetic-Resurrection (ENPGR) Bill was passed by the United States House of Representatives in the aftermath of the San Diego Incident. It was created by the House Committee of Science in conjunction with senior management of InGen. The goal of the bill was to give animals birthed through de-extinction processes the same protections afforded to any other, naturally endangered animal. It would also have outlawed further cloning and de-extinction of any other species of dinosaurs. The regulations were passed, and were in place until 2003 when the US House science committee stripped the bill in good faith to Masrani Global. Masrani Global had lobbied Congress to have the regulations loosened for medical research and the advancement of gene splicing technology. Following the 2015 Incident at Jurassic World, the park’s chief geneticist, Dr. Henry Wu, was called into inquiry by the United States Congress for violations against the Gene Guard Act in 1999, when it was found that InGen secretly cloned and released several new dinosaur species in that year. The introduction of the new species into the established Isla Sorna ecosystem caused considerable chaos, and threw Isla Sorna’s population into imbalance. This imbalance caused a population drop that coincided with a number of species returning to extinction.