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22. June 2012

Latest COMECE Reflections on Science and Bioethics

COMECE Press 22/06/2012

How can we deal with patients in state of post-coma unresponsiveness? What are the prospects for human enhancement by technological means? How can we fight organ trafficking and transplant tourism? 

07. December 2011

COMECE: EU should update its research policy on stem cells

COMECE Press 07/12/2011

Human embryonic stem cell research is no longer patentable in the EU, it is ethically problematic and therefore is not a consensual research field among Member States and EU citizens.

18. October 2011

Human embryos cannot be patented

COMECE Press 18/10/2011

COMECE welcomes the Judgement of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). In the Case Oliver Brüstle v Greenpeace, the ECJ, in a preliminary ruling, decided that destructive research on human embryo cannot be patented.

31. August 2010

Animal protection should be promoted but not at the expense of human life

COMECE Press 31/08/2010

Alternative methods to animal testing could include tests based on the use of human embryonic stems cells. Member States, according to a Draft EU Directive, may be obliged to apply such tests.

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