Exploring Central and Eastern Europe’s Biotechnology Landscape

  • Peter T. Robbins
  • Farah Huzair

Part of the The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology book series (ELTE, volume 9)

About this book

Introduction

At a time when the human genome has been sequenced advances in the life sciences seem to have great potential for human health, industry and the environment throughout Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Still, for some, potential risks and ethical dilemmas remain, surrounding issues such as the appropriate use of GM crops, stem cells, genetic information, the nature of intellectual property and other challenges that come with EU accession. This book is the first of its kind to bring together experts from across Europe to explore the landscape of current life science policy and industrial development in CEE, including implications for economies, regulatory and legal frameworks, health care, ethics and human rights. It will be essential reading for researchers and students in science and technology studies, development, sociology, politics and law, and those interested in life science development in transition economies.

Keywords

Biobanks Biotechnology Central and Eastern Europe European Integration Genetically Modified Organisms Governance Human Embryonic Stem Cells Regulation Science and Technology Innovation Trans-National Corporations

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter T. Robbins
    • 1
  • Farah Huzair
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open University, Development Policy and Practice GroupESRC Innogen CentreMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Development Policy and PracticeThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9784-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9783-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9784-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-0044
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-0036
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