Over the next decade life-changing biotechnologies will emerge, with potentially significant impact on European society. Increasingly, issues relating to biotechnology and ethics are being taken up by the European Institutions and by the Council of Europe. CEC monitors and contributes to this work.
Our work in this area seeks to increase cooperation with churches and church organisations, including ethics committees, universities, research centres, and academics.
The Thematic Reference Group on Bioethics has recently published a statement on moral and ethical issues in gene editing (click here for PDF).
For more information about our work in this area, please contact Rev. Sören Lenz.
1 Jan, 2012
The newly established Preparatory Committee for a Conference on Human Enhancement started its work.
1 Mar, 2010
‘Human Enhancement’ is about trying to make changes to minds and bodies – characteristics, abilities, emotions and capacities – beyond what we regard today as normal. Across a range of scientific disciplines, discoveries and developments nowadays make the idea of significantly modifying the human body no longer mere science fiction.
1 Jun, 2008
The Church and Society Commission (now merged with CEC) welcomes the European Commission initiative aimed at developing a Quality and Safety Legal Framework for Organ Transplantation.