Emerging biotechnologies: technology, choice and the public good

Report

Published 13/12/2012

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Biotechnologies are significant in many aspects of life, from food and energy production to medicine, industry, and economic development.

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This report explores the ethical issues and challenges raised by emerging biotechnologies and sets out a ‘public ethics’ approach to help guide improved practice in policy making, research and regulation.

The report concluded that Government and industry should take steps to ensure that research and development of new biotechnologies is carried out in accordance with social and ethical responsibilities.

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