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Ethical aspects of synthetic biology -Proceedings of the round-table debate

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The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) is preparing an opinion on the ethics of synthetic biology, to be submitted to the Commission by October 2009. As part of its preparatory work, the EGE held an open round-table debate on the issues raised by synthetic biology. The round table was organised by the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA).
As was the case for previous EGE opinions and in accordance with the Commission Decision on the EGE's mandate (Decision 2005/383/EC), a public round table was organised to debate openly the ethical, social and legal implications of synthetic biology. The main goal was to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide the EGE with relevant data, considerations and viewpoints before finalisation of Opinion 25, which is to be adopted in October 2009.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009. 83 pp, free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: NA-78-09-867-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-12720-5
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