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PRESS RELEASE: Questions and expectations on biosciences - Commission to promote debate

Funded under: FP5

Abstract

Advances in life sciences research are generating significant opportunities for improving the quality of life for European citizens. At the same time complex issues associated with these advances are raising considerable uncertainty and concern among the public and policy makers.

In response, Commissioner Busquin has invited eleven of Europe's top experts to form a high level group. The Group should offer a science-based perspective on these advances and their implications, and advise on how scientists might better participate in the necessary dialogue with society.

The attached Press Release highlights scope and methodology to this aim.

Relevant documents:
http://europa.eu/comm/research/press/2000/pr2704en-ann1.html (BIOSCIENCES HIGH LEVEL GROUP (BHLG) - MEMBERSHIP LIST)
http://europa.eu/comm/research/press/2000/pr2704en-ann2.html (EUROBAROMETER 2000 SUMMARY REPORT)

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Record Number: 1408 / Last updated on: 2000-05-12
Category: POLI