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The Commission of the European Communities organised a European Bioethics Conference on Human Embryos and Research which was held in Mainz from 7-9 November 1988. Several bioethical issues were addressed, including perspectives and possible goals of human embryo research, the scientific, technological and legal limits of this research and the status of the human embryo. Although the task of reaching a European consensus appeared to be difficult, a common position was reached on the following basic tenets: supremacy of the interest of the child, protection of genetic information, rejection of commercial exploitation and the establishment of multidisciplinary Ethical Committees. It was agreed that experiments seeking to modify the genetic constitution of human germ cells must be forbidden.

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Authors: BERTAZZONI U, CEC Bruxelles (BE);FASELLA P, CEC Bruxelles (BE);KLEPSCH A, CEC Bruxelles (BE);LANGE P (EDITORS), Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie, Bonn (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12687 EN (1990) 258 pp.
Availability: Campus Verlag, Bockenheimer Landstrasse 100, D-6000 Frankfurt/Main 1 (DE)
ISBN: ISBN 3-593-34318-5
Record Number: 199010538 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en