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A change of ownership from one person or party to another.


1. To sell.

2. To deliver.

3. To change ownership between parties for any reason.


1. To record a change of ownership in a security on the issuer's books.
2. To deliver a security to the buyer's broker by the seller's broker.
Is it difficult to transfer my brokerage account to a different firm?

Transferring an account to another firm is relatively easy. The first step is to open an account at the new firm. Then sign an account transfer form, which will be provided by the new firm. A representative at the new firm should be able to provide assistance if you encounter any difficulties. The transfer should be completed within two weeks.

George Riles, First Vice President and Resident Manager, Merrill Lynch, Albany, GA


In a transfer, a 401(k) or IRA custodian or trustee moves the assets in your existing account directly to the custodian or trustee of your new account.

With a transfer, you don't risk failing to deposit the full amount of your withdrawal within the 60-day deadline for rollovers. And, in the case of a transfer from a 401(k) or similar retirement savings plan, nothing is withheld for income taxes.

In contrast, if you handle the rollover yourself, your employer must withhold 20% of the account value.

When securities are sent to a transfer agent for reregistration of the ownership name, this process is also known as a transfer.

Securities may be registered in the actual, or beneficial, owner's name, or in the name of a nominee, known as street name. Most stocks that are held by brokerage firms for their clients are registered in nominee name on the transfer agent's books.

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The 1995 NIH panel that criticized gene therapy studies for not yielding useful information also admonished gene transfer investigators for creating a "widely held, but mistaken, perception that clinical gene therapy is already highly successful.
We had previously found that, when using euthyroid tadpoles in the somatic gene transfer test, a minimum of 4 days was necessary for significant induction of [T.
All the risks of horizontal gene transfer described above are real, and far outweigh any potential benefits that GM crops can offer.
One to 2 days following delivery, the patients underwent clinically indicated amputations and an assessment of gene transfer was made.
Could a form of gene transfer help the success of heart and vascular surgery?
Induction of immune tolerance through gene transfer to hematopoietic stem cells (John Iacomini).
Previous data have demonstrated that somatic gene transfer is an effective method to study thyroid hormone (TH) responses in the X.
Commentators have also discussed how gene transfer research ought to be conducted, if it goes forward.
German geneticists Frank Gebhard and Kornelia Smalla began a series of experiments in 1993 to monitor field releases of GM rizomania-resistant sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) for persistence of the GM construct in the soil and for horizontal gene transfer.
The finding could complicate debates about the threat of gene transfers from genetically modified crops.
Germline gene transfer has not been documented in the more than 4,000 human subjects that have been enrolled in gene transfer studies, although King is right that many of these subjects were probably not engaged in procreation anyway.