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The ethical aspects of nanomedicine, Proceedings of the Roundtable Debate

Funded under: FP6-NMP


The European Group on Ethics (EGE) is an independent, pluralist and multidisciplinary body, which advises the European Commission on ethical aspects of science and new technologies in connection with the preparation and implementation of Community legislation or policies.
The EGE is composed of fifteen independent high level experts appointed by the Commission for their individual expertise and personal qualities.
During its first mandate (1998-2000), the group provided Opinions on subjects as diverse as human tissue banking, human embryo research, personal health data in the information society, doping in sport and human stem cell research.
During its second mandate period (2001-2005), the group has published Opinions on the ethical aspects of patenting inventions involving human stem cells, clinical research in developing countries, generic testing in the workplace, and on umbilical cord blood banking, and the last one, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) implants in the Human Body.

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