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In the current framework programme (1994-1998) for research and technical development (RTD) bioethics research is best exemplified by the ELSA approach (ethical, social and legal aspects). It is a common research sub-area for the three specific programmes in the field of Life Sciences and Technologies, namely: Biotechnology, Biomedicine and Health, Agriculture and Fisheries (FAIR). The projects described in this publication are all under way and will only produce results from 1998 onwards: but the public knowledge of these ongoing activities, in topics ranging from fundamental values in medical ethics to patenting of biotechnology and consumer choice towards genetically modified food, will help to rationalize the debate on the use of biotechnology and to clarify priorities as well as give higher visibility to ethical aspects in the interinstitutional definition of our future Fifth Framework Programme.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17767 EN (1998) 199pp., FS
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII-E, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-0895-5
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