7 U.S. Code § 5841 - Establishment, purpose, and functions of National Genetic Resources Program
The program is established for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing a program providing for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of genetic material of importance to American food and agriculture production.
The program shall be administered by the Secretary through the Agricultural Research Service.
1996—Subsec. (d)(4). Pub. L. 104–127 added par. (4) and struck out former par. (4) which read as follows: “make available upon request, without charge and without regard to the country from which such request originates, the genetic material which the program assembles;”.