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Biotechnology - Introduction

In the context of the Lisbon Strategy, the Commission announced in March 2001 to the Stockholm European Council, its intention to present a Communication setting out a strategic vision for life sciences and biotechnology up to 2010, and proposing how to address ethical issues.

In preparing this Communication and in line with its policy on governance, the Commission launched on 4 September 2001 a broad public consultation based on a documentpdf entitled "Life Sciences and Biotechnology - Towards a Strategic Vision". Around 320 contributions have been received, many of which are very comprehensive. Contributions have been received, for example, from Member State governments and public authorities, the European Group on Ethics, industry and professional associations, academics and individuals.

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